A parrot says ‘I love you’.
A dolphin tries to speak.
A woman spends a lifetime trying to understand.

Inspired by the true stories of research scientists working to communicate with animals, Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not so human) relationships. 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.

Like Animals previewed at the Tron Theatre in October 2018, and will premiere at Summerhall in 2019 the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.



Created and performed by Pete Lannon and Kim Donohoe.

Directed by Ellie Dubois

Music & sound design by Michael John McCarthy

Dramaturgy by Xana Marwick

Visual dramaturgy by Rachel O’Neill

Lighting design by Benny Goodman

Photos by Mihaela Bodlovic.

A co-production with Tron CREATIVE, supported by Creative Scotland.