101 Dalmatians (2014)
About the show
Our 46th production - our fifth with the Tobacco Factory Theatres - was a very spotty affair!
Some dogs look like their owners, or is it that some owners look like their dogs? And who really owns who – do dogs secretly think that we’re their pets?
Mr and Mrs Dearly love dogs, especially their two dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita. Cruella De Vil loves fur and doesn’t have much time for anything living. When Pongo and Perdita’s fifteen new-born dalmatian puppies go missing it doesn’t take a genius to work out who has kidnapped them – and now the clock is ticking before they’re gone forever.
Based on Dodie Smith’s much loved book The Hundred and One Dalmatians, was warm-hearted and playful, told with creative storytelling, original live music and a lot of laughs.
“a joyous celebration of bottom sniffing, bovine co-operation and canine heroics. It made my tail wag.” **** The Guardian. Read full Review.
"A puppy dog tail to make you woof with joy" ***** The Times. Read full review (Pay wall)
“an all-singing, dancing and miming romp that provides plenty of imaginative fodder.” **** The Independent. Read full Review.
“head to BS3 to enjoy this slice of family fun. You won't be disappointed.” **** The Bristol Post. Read full Review.
“Imagination, comedy and atmosphere abound: a jaw-droppingly energetic and inventive cast and musical team bring to life an exquisitely conceived set and some inspired visual gags. The end result, for audiences young and old, is magical.” Bristol 247. Read full Review.
“a Christmas show that deserves all the wows.” Guide2Bristol. Read full Review.
A small selection of the many, many lovely audience tweets:
We had a great night at @tftheatres watching 101 Dalmatians. so brilliantly thought and played out my children were mesmerised. Well done
6+ and their families
Cast and Creative Team photos copyright Steve Tanner
Theatresight: 101 Dalmatians Week 5
Final week of rehearsals for 101 Dalmatians
Meet the cast
Nanny Butler / Lucky / Saul Baddun
Mr de Vil / Roly Poly / Jasper Baddun / Clarabel
Mrs Dearly / Perdita
Mr Dearly / Pongo
Cruella de Vil
The creative team