'We’ve got a sociologist called Nuzek coming in this afternoon with his latest book. On Protestantism and Pornography.'
Faced with such a prospect, Peter, the protagonist of this play, finds the idea of sitting at his desk in a publishing house considerably less attractive than attempting to seduce a free-lance cover designer while his wife is out teaching English to foreigners and shopping at Sainsbury's. Dog Days is about the sad and hilarious consequences of Peter'’s disenchantment with his job, his wife, his public school master brother and himself.
The play is a companion piece to Otherwise Engaged and has the same remarkable blend of wit and pathos, humour and despair.
Dog Days was first performed on 26 October 1976 at the Oxford Playhouse.