TOP DOG THEATRE INC.
Top Dog Theatre was founded by UK born actor/director
Derek Doddington. Derek has over 25 years experience in the theatre,
having previously co-founded the Dolce Vita Theatre company in
It is this vast experience which gives Derek the confidence to
keep stretching himself, as well as those around him. Although
he is quick to stress the importance of a totally reliable, capable
and dedicated crew. It was these ingredients which presented 2
remarkable and successful shows during 2003, West and Equus. An
achievement which was gratifyingly rewarded when Top Dog Theatre
was voted the Best Small Theatre Company for 2003.
Praise and Scorn
Best Small Theatre Company
Top Dog Theatre Company, for treading where most amateur groups
would fear to go. Driven by the determination and sheer chutzpah
of its founder and director Derek Doddington, its production of
Equus eclipsed its earlier gritty performance of West. This particular
thespian animal may still be a puppy but one with teeth.
The Press, Christchurch Wednesday, December 31, 2003