2014 The Dog Logs

The Dog LogsToured South East NSW
& Far North East Gippsland
from 23 May to 15 June 2014

The Dog Logs was part of the Festival of the Face in Bega
Festival of the Face

The Dog Logs played in:

  • PAMBULA TOWN HALL 23 & 24 May 2014
  • BERMAGUI Community Centre 6 June
  • NAROOMA Kinema 7 June
  • BEGA Thimble Theatre 8 & 9 June
  • MERIMBULA Wharf Restaurant 13 June
  • NETHERCOTE Hall 14 & 15 June

Here’s what our audiences said about Footprint Theatre’s production:

“The play is super with all actors firing” – LS

“Really enjoyed Dog Logs at Nethercote! Congrats to all the actors and production team – the show was great!” – DH

“Just wanted to send you a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the show, …Well actually it was quite disturbing and thought provoking in parts due to us cruel humans. Other parts were hilarious but all characters were so well done”.– FB

“One of the best pieces of theatre I’ve ever seen.” – PH

“I thoroughly enjoyed last night’s show, even more so because it was put on by a local touring group.Hope we see Footprint Theatre back again soon with another gem. – LP 


Ever wondered what your dog was thinking?

A lot of people have, as The Dog Logs has been performed in more than 17 cities and towns throughout Australia since its debut in Sydney in 2001.

Not just for dog lovers, The Dog Logs is a unique mix of humour, tragedy, poignancy and romance. These dogs’ lives are every bit as rich and complex as our own, as they negotiate love, friendship, revenge, violence – even sex! Ultimately, these stories reflect the major concerns of being human.

The Dog Logs by Australia playwright C J Johnson tell the stories of eleven different dogs, brought vividly to life in monologue form. The result is highly theatrical, extremely funny, at times very moving, and thoroughly unique. Among the breeds is a tough Rottweiler with neighbour problems, an aging mongrel who discovers love late in life, a Greyhound who might be too clever for his own good, an extremely suave Afghan Hound who’s very proud of his studly abilities, a police dog who finds himself up against some abhorrent lawbreakers, a Kelpie with an interesting herding problem and an NZ Customs Beagle with attitude.

The Dog Logs Cast
Footprint Theatre cast of The Dog Logs: Rear – Graham Brown (Borys/Munga), Jonathan Bignell (Alfred/Tallulah), Kerry Hynes (Sherlock) Middle – Robert Buck (Samson), Anna Auer (Sparky/Ando), Lis Shelley (Jack/Savoir Faire) Front: Karl Auer (Blackie)



In order of appearance:

  • Jack the Jack Russell – Lis Shelley
  • Borys the Rottweiler – Graham Brown
  • Alfred the Afghan Hound – Jonathan Bignell
  • Savoir Faire the Greyhound – Lis Shelley
  • Blackie the Mongrel – Karl Auer
  • Sparky the Kelpie – Anna Auer
  • Sherlock the Beagle – Kerry Hynes
  • Tallulah the Afghan Hound – Jonathan Bignell
  • Ando the Blegian Shepherd – Anna Auer
  • Samson the Labrador – Robert Buck
  • Munga the Dingo – Graham Brown

Photo credits:
Wikimedia Commons, Footprint Theatre