A parrot says ‘I love you’. A dolphin tries to speak. A woman spends a lifetime trying to understand.
Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not-so-human) relationships.
Inspired by true stories of animal language experiments and performed by a real couple, it blends surreal comedy with moments of tenderness and vulnerability to explore the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone else.
The show weaves together stories of human-animal communication experiments around performers Kim and Pete’s own relationship, glimpsing some of their miscommunications, missed signals and crossed wires along the way.
We meet the woman who lived with a dolphin in a flooded house and tried to teach him English, as well as the parrot and scientist who worked together for thirty years, and who every night told each other ‘Be good, see you tomorrow, I love you.’
PRESS + REVIEWS
"Cleverly and deliberately entertaining...a production that asks chewy questions" Herald Scotland
"A quirky, thought provoking two hander" The Telegraph
60 minutes, no interval