By Ellen Ritchie

Mon, 18 March, 2024 — Sat, 23 March, 2024

Please note this play ended on Sat, 23 March, 2024.

Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer | Cast - Chloe-Ann Tylor, Ross Allan


Alone, dressed as a sausage in a bun and armed with only a bottle of lemonade, Hotdog is determined to be the life of the party.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

Hotdog is a new dark comedy exploring the aftermath of a traumatic event and how it feels to lose yourself when you thought you were only just beginning.

Co-presented with Traverse Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre.  

Content guidance: This play contains content which some audience members may find distressing, please see our content warnings page for more information.

Captioned Performances will be on Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 March. Find out more here. 


Creative Team

Writer – Ellen Ritchie
Director  – Becky Hope-Palmer
Designer – Kenny Miller

ELLEN RITCHIE is a playwright from the Northeast coast of Scotland. She was shortlisted for the St Andrews Playwriting Award 2022 and long-listed for the David MacLennan Award 2022 with A Play, A Pie and A Pint. She was also a previous member of the Traverse Theatre Young Writers group. She was a mentored playwright with Playwrights Studio Scotland in 2020/21 where she developed her script Catching Sounds. Hotdog will be Ellen's full-length debut.

BECKY HOPE-PALMER trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was a finalist for the prestigious JMK Award in 2019 and 2021. She is an associate artist for She Productions in East Yorkshire and worked for two years on attachment with the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2017-2019. Past productions include work with Dundee Rep, The Traverse Theatre, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

Please note this play ended on Sat, 23 March, 2024.
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