Sue and Eddie are discussing Christmas dinner with their neighbors. But then Eddie disappears with the dog, and Sue’s nephew comes to stay the night. Through the creation of a seemingly banal universe, Butler creates an intense atmosphere of guilt and suspicion within this couple’s world.
Leo Butler comes from Sheffield. His first play, Redundant, won the George Devine Award in 2001. He is currently a writer-in-residence at the Royal Court Theatre in London, where Lucky Dog premiered in May 2004.