The Curse of The Sapphire Blade, a Black Dog Production at The Cotswold Playhouse Stroud, Saturday July 10th - Review by Sharon Webster

Described as a “light-hearted, fantasy romp”, this play written by Russell Eccleston, the actor who plays Rivac, and a co-founder of Black Dog Productions, had us laughing and chuckling within a few minutes and continued to do so all the way through. We were carried along in a hugely imaginative tale of bravery, fun, morals, love and friendship through the eyes of the five very individual and amusing characters involved. To their credit, the actors held our attention happily in this surreal place without the need for a scene change or a break. Of particular note for me was the amazing choreography of the fight scenes and the good taste it all left in your mouth, a welcome feel-good factor in these unusual times

It can be seen at:

The Rondo Theatre, Bath on July 14th 0333 666 3366

The Alma Tavern And Theatre, Bristol on July 16th & 17th

0117 973 5171


Black Dog Productions returns to the stage

Black Dog Productions will be (finally!) returning to the stage with their new writing fantasy comedy 'The Curse of The Sapphire Blade'. They will be debuting this show at the Cotswold Playhouse on the 10th July.

More information here

Tony Domaille - writing for the theatre

Tony Domaille lives in Thornbury and has over twenty scripts published by Lazy Bee Scripts, Pint Sized Plays, and Ilkley Playhouse. His work has been produced on BBC Radio and on stage in eighteen countries, including famous locations like Theatre 80 in New York. Many of his plays have been nominated for and received awards. Successes in 2020 include, ‘Me & You’ winning the Avon One Act Play Festival competition, ‘Apocalypse Then’ being a winner in the Ilkley Playhouse Festival competition, and ‘My Hero’ winning the international Pint-Sized Plays Script Slam competition.

His second full length comedy, ‘Angel’ is due to be published soon and he is keen to reach people involved in amateur dramatics who are looking for their next production. His award winning scripts can be read on line here