Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not so human) relationships, directed by Herald Angel Award winner Ellie Dubois (No Show). Inspired by true stories of scientists working to communicate with animals, it blends surreal comedy with moments of tenderness and vulnerability to explore the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone else.
The show weaves together two stories of human-animal communication around a central narrative of performers Kim and Pete’s own real-life relationship, glimpsing some of their miscommunications, missed signals and crossed wires. Their story allows the audience to see the joyful and painful moments we all experience and offers counterpoint and comparison to the human-animal stories.
Running time: 60 minutes
Not being shown on 1st, 12th and 19th
Summerhall (Old Lab), Summer Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Wed 31 Jul 2019 to Sun 25 Aug 2019