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One Kid and their Dog is kindly supported with a project grant from Arts Council England

One Kid and their Dog is kindly supported with a project grant from Arts Council England


Sports Day meets Sheep Trials in Mufti Games’ interactive show for high streets, green fields and shopping centres, inspired by the much-loved TV show of the same (ish) name.

Sheep are on the loose! Only the shepherds and their hapless sheepdog Patch can prevent certain chaos.

Your festival site becomes our playing field, your street furniture our obstacle course in this physical, cooperative game for younger children and their families.

One Kid and their Dog draws on age old traditions of playground and street games, encouraging people to play together over wide spaces.  

Made for the silly sheep and straight-laced shepherd in all of us, with opportunities to join the lost flock and for young farmhands to take the reins, One Kid and their Dog provides a hilarious chance to play with playing-by-the-rules.

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Original concept Simon Day, Malcolm Hamilton and Brook.

Images by Jack Offord

Directed by Paschale Straiton, devised with Kim Heron, Katie Storer, Adam Blake, Andy Kelly, Lara Steward, Megan Vaughan- Thomas, Emma Keaveney Roys and Linzy Na Nakorn. Access consultancy from Jonny Cotsen and Chloe Clarke. Contraption by Pod Farlow and costume design by Hilary Statts. Thanks to Tomasin Cuthbert for R&D design and support. Thanks to We the Curious, Pervasive Media Studio, IgLab (Free Ice Cream) Whitehall Primary School, Strike a Light, Theatre Orchard and Bradford Festival


Game specification:

  • Players: 9 active players per static show + spectators. 30+ players in roaming games sessions

  • Co-operative game play

  • Outdoor or shopping centre/large indoor space

  • Footprint: playing space 8x8 metres square works well, but adaptable. No tech required.

  • Accessible for D/deaf and visually impaired audiences. Visual storytelling with live, character led audio description. Touch tour also offered and sessions for SEN schools

  • Great for younger children (3+) other ages always join in too!

One Man and his dog is a fabulously quirky yet organic public art game. Ultimately it’s about connecting people (and of course it’s a lot of fun!)
— Fiona Matthews, Theatre Orchard