The Dead Dogs

  • Director: Davit Khorbaladze
  • Theatre:Royal District Theatre
  • Hosting Theatre:Royal District Theatre
  • Date:
    • 1 October - 17:00 hr,
    • 2 October - 20:00 hr,

Jon Fosse

Director - Davit Khorbaladze

Scenography by Tamri Okhikiani

Costumes Designer - Tamri Okhikiani

Composer / musical adaptation  - Davit Khorbaladze

Assistant to the director - Maia Sakhltkhutsishvili



Baia Dvalishvili, Sandro Samkharadze, Paata Inauri, Keta Shatirishvili, Nikusha Bakradze


About Performance:

A young man lives alone with his mother and his beloved dog in a house in a small village overlooking the fjord. The dog has run off and gone missing. This has never happened before...

In The Dead Dogs, lives are shockingly disrupted by an event that changes the direction of their future.

Fosse’s drama explores life lived in unexpected ways, with a sense of otherness pervading the present and coloring the characters’ relationships.



Date of the premiere 09.07.2022
Duration / Intermissione - 90 minutes


ROYAL DISTRICT THEATRE was founded in 1997 by a prominent Georgian actress Iza Gigoshvili. Since its establishment RDT has been supporting innovative and free theatrical experiments, popularization of new plays, thus contributing to widening the perspective of Georgian theatre. Since 2008 a young group of actors - led by award winning young director and author Data Tavadze - has been active at RDT. The group made the theatre popular abroad with its innovative forms and acutely up-to-date performances. Data Tavade’s productions were presented at Deutsches Theater Berlin, BOZAR Brussels, moment:teater Stockholm, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Braunsweig, Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and more.

In 2008-2011 RDT founded the festival of 25-minute play ARDIfest that aimed at discovering new faces and encouraging their work. The directors, playwright, actors, composers and designers discovered at ARDIfest are ultimately defining the face of young Georgian theatre nowadays.

RDT is also active in the educational field, it hosts the Center for Development of Contemporary Theatre. RDT actively collaborates with Gothenburg Academy for Music and Drama (Sweden); arranges public lectures, professional seminars, workshops for Georgian and foreign theatre-makers. 

Repertoire choices at RDT are always taking into consideration social values, political event in Georgia and around the world, as we do believe that theatre is a space for reflection and reaction, dialogue and analysi.


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