Dog Country

by Joseph Wilde

Hotspur loves Germ, Germ loves Pigeon, and Pigeon loves himself. It’s 2001 and these teenagers have the world at their feet.

In 2011 Trish and Mike have changed beyond recognition since they last met. They rekindle a long dead attraction, though the elephant in the room is threatening to trample them both.

Dog Country is about a generation of kids who tried to become adults at the worst possible time.

“You’re a meteorite. You’re a meteorite and I’m a dinosaur. You’re a spaceship and I’m a…Caveman.”

Dog Country by Joseph Wilde was part of Write Now 6, and was directed by Mark Leipacher.


Joseph Wilde is a graduate of the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre Young Writers Programmes, and of HighTide Festival Theatre’s Escalator Playwright attachment.

Joseph’s first play, Cuddles, opened at the Ovalhouse Theatre in 2013. In May 2015 it will tour nationally before transferring to New York.

Other theatre includes: The Pier (Oxford Playhouse/Marlowe Theatre) and The Van Dyck Vanishments (Marine Studios/Milo Wladek Co). Joseph also writes for TV and radio: In 2014 his play The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman won the BBC Drama Imison Award.

Extract of the play

Read an extract from Dog Country here. All rights reserved and the extract is copyrighted.

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