A Type 1 Diabetic teenager and her border collie trained to save her life.
Katie & Pip celebrates 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 Berry and Rob Gregson of Tin Can People, alongside Katie Gregson (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.
Watch humans be dogs, and dogs be humans as this chaotic and unpredictable collision of youth unfolds.
Total Theatre Award Shortlist 2018
60 minutes followed by an informal optional Q&A.
Produced by Tin Can People
Suitable for Ages: 8+
Spoken words echo and cascade through various realities and scenarios common to diabetes, immersing the audience in Katie’s emotional landscape. - ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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
As heart-warming as it is unsettling. It tends to itself in a controlled and affectionate way…jagged around the edges a lot of the time, balancing between fun and fear; a bit like life for Katie and Pip. - Exeunt Magazine
Tin Can People recreate hypoglycaemic episodes… giving audiences a tremendous insight into what it is like to live with Type 1 Diabetes … - The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
At turns baffling, joyful and informative, this is a highly personal and uplifting performance piece - A Younger Theatre