The Little Dog LaughedDuration 2h15

Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom WC2H 0HH

A high profile cast is assembled for the UK premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-winning play.

The Little Dog Laughed is a cautionary tale about a handsome film actor who dares to come out of the closet and his tough, ballsy agent who wants him to stay in it. When the actor falls for a rent boy, who also happens to have a girlfriend, an awkward love triangle is created. 

The cast of The Little Dog Laughed is led by Rupert Friend as the closeted film star and Tamsin Greig as his acerbic agent. Friend is currently best known for his film work and is making his West End debut in this production. Greig also came to prominence on screen, in TV series including Black Books and Green Wing, however in 2006 the comic actress returned to the stage in Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company, for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award, and has since appeared in God Of Carnage and Gethsemane.

They are joined in The Little Dog Laughed by Gemma Arterton, who returns to the London stage after appearing at Shakespeare's Globe in 2007. Since then Arterton has made her name on film and television with credits including Quantum Of Solace, St Trinian's, The Boat That Rocked and Tess Of The D'Urbervilles.

Harry Lloyd, who plays the rent boy, was last seen in the West End in A View From The Bridge earlier this year.

For more about The Little Dog Laughed at the Garrick theatre, read the First Night Feature or The Big Interview with Harry Lloyd.

Cast & Creatives

Gemma Arterton, Tamsin Greig, Rupert Friend, Harry Lloyd
Douglas Carter Beane
Jamie Lloyd
Creative Management and Productions

Garrick Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom WC2H 0HH
0330 333 4815
Official site
Nearest tube
Embankment(450m)/Charing Cross(200m)/Leicester Square (200m)
Nearest bus
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30
Nearest train
Charing Cross (200m)

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar, only 5 minutes away or Q-Park Chinatown. There is a taxi rank at Charing Cross.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0330 333 4815 Minicom: 020 7087 7835
Discounts available for all disabled people and their companions.
Limited mobility
Seats 17-21 and 1-5 in row N in the Stalls have the most leg room.
Access description
Ramp up through double doors opening outwards into the Box Office. Box Office counter to the left. No steps through the foyer bar into the Dress Circle (1 step between rows). 24 steps down to the Stalls which has a fairly steep rake. 25 steps up then 8 down to the Upper Circle. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Auditorium opens 45mins before performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system with 8 headsets. Please ask an usher for a headset.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are welcome inside the auditorium or staff are happy to dog-sit. We can accommodate 2 dogs at a time. Dogs will be looked after in the manager's office.
Ramp into foyer with level access to Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at E13-15. Transfer seating available to aisle seats for wheelchairs and scooters (4 transferees max). Wheelchairs
No steps to the women's to the right of the foyer bar, through 2 doors (approx. 84cm wide). This is usable by someone able to leave their wheelchair with assistance. No steps up to women's at rear of Stalls, 18 steps down to the men's; further women's and men's at Upper Circle level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet in foyer.
Bar on foyer level. Level access to dress circle bar and kiosk.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens