what the dog said to the harvest

Thursday 13 July, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Unity Theatre
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A groundbreaking call for climate justice drawing on opera, dance, spoken word, immersive sound and film. 

This isn’t a story about plastic straws or bags for life, this is the tale of how we got to here, this is what the dog said to the harvest. 

Tracing 400 years across multiple narratives, we confront the era of human displacement.  

Combining the immediacy of live performance and the intimacy of installation, what the dog said to the harvest is an invitation to solidarity; highlighting the ripple effect of Western-centric behaviours on silenced communities, and drawing on stories from across the UK, Lebanon and Syria. 

lisa luxx weaves poetry, fiction and memoir alongside critiques of Europe’s foundational philosophies. The inclusion of verbatim illustrates how climate crisis has long since arrived for Middle Eastern communities and the Global South, and leaves us asking how we can build towards a more progressive future across borders.  

jasmin kent rodgman’s installation and score blends sound art, contemporary x electronic music featuring field recordings, vocals, electric guitar, synths and percussion, experienced via live performance and 360° surround sound. 

Co-commissioned by Shubbak Festival and the Bagri Foundation. 

Presented in association with Shubbak Festival. The 7th edition of Shubbak runs 23 June – 9 July 2023. See the full programme at www.shubbak.co.uk.

Generously supported by the Bagri Foundation, Arts Council England and London Community Foundation (Cockayne – Grants for the Arts). 

Cast and Creatives

Producer, Director & Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman

Writer & Co-Director lisa minerva luxx

Immersive Co-Producer & Film Co-Director Gaëlle Mourre

Choreography Sung Im Her

Set & Costume Design Milla Clarke

Lighting Design Nao Nagai

Sound Production Simon Hendry

DOP & Editor Ali Sheikh Khudr

DOP (UK) Laura Seward

Poet lisa minerva luxx

Soprano Mimi Doulton

Mezzo Soprano Rosie Middleton

Contralto Jess Dandy

Guitar (Baroque/Classical/Electric) Shannon Latoyah-Simon

Percussion Angela Wai Nok Hui


Amanda Pefkou

Samara Lanham

Anouk Jouanne






Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BG

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