Celebrating the relationship between Katie, a Type 1 Diabetic teenager and Pip, her pet border collie.

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Celebrating the relationship between Katie, a Type 1 Diabetic teenager and Pip, her pet border collie trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis.

On a journey of extreme highs and lows, performance duo Charlotte and Rob alongside Katie (Rob’s younger sister) and Pip, embrace the unpredictability of flailing blood sugar levels and dangerous symptoms with the aim of staying alive; staying in the smiley zone. Making this invisible disability, visible.

A true story which began in Scotland; this performance celebrates freedom and living life to the full, with help from a live dog.


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Reviews

"It’s a careful, unsentimental and quietly moving celebration of contingency, of impermanence." 

★★★★ The Stage


"This honest narrative juxtaposes the reality of her condition with the abstract nature of the performance piece."

★★★★ Fest Magazine


Behind the Scenes

Katie and Pip


Access

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.