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Saturday, 5 May 2018
19:30 | Cygnet Theatre
Cygnet Theatre


Giles Shenton returns to the Cygnet with another one-man play after last year’s highly acclaimed production of Old Herbaceous.

My Dog’s Got No Nose takes us on a journey through the events surrounding a stand-up comedian’s first ever performance. Before picking up his microphone and venturing into the limelight, he regales stories and tales about his life and experiences. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant and often laugh-out-loud hilarious, he shares his soul reminiscing about his early career as a furniture-salesman-turned-photographer, love, marriage and ambitions.

His debut is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream where stand-up comedy, unrequited love, animal lovers, facts of life, sibling rivalries and mercy killing are just some of the elements covered in this very funny and bittersweet story, as we discover that both the man and the performance are not quite what they seem.

The finale has a particular twist which leaves the crowd oddly silent and the impact is something not frequently found in comedy shows; the light-hearted feel of the first act only serves to heighten the tension running through the second.

“Giles Shenton gifts us with another tour de force…catch it while you can!” Surrey Advertiser

“A wonderful piece of theatre…the audience was privileged” Beccles & Bungay Journal

“Giles Shenton held his audience’s attention for nearly two hours; their interest or curiosity in the first half and then to have them fully engrossed in the second before a shocked silence when you could hear a pin drop in the auditorium.” Alton Herald