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Previous Next 1/12 © Rob Greig Pluto the BAC cat was originally 'hired' by immersive theatre legends Punchdrunk.Read our Twitter interview with Pluto 2/12 © Rob Greig During Punchdrunk's smash 2007 show 'The Masque of the Red Death', Pluto was tasked with the job of sitting on a cushion by a fire.Read our Twitter interview with Pluto 3/12 © Rob Greig Punchdrunk have moved on, but while Pluto's acting days are over, he's still very good at sitting on stuff.Read our Twitter interview with Pluto 4/12 Hazel the Park Theatre dog was originally employed as a guard dog while the swish new north London theatre was being built.Read our Twitter interview with Hazel 5/12 Nowadays Hazel works in a meet and greet capacity for Park Theatre guests.Read our Twitter interview with Hazel 6/12 She is normally a bit more active than this.Read our Twitter interview with Hazel 7/12 © Clare Park Kiefer the Unicorn Theatre rabbit lives on the roof on top of the building. 8/12 © Clare Park A photo of Kiefer the Unicorn Theatre rabbit and, er, some guy (taken from a photoshoot for 'The Velveteen Rabbit'). 9/12 © Clare Park Kiefer the Unicorn Theatre rabbit and that guy again (if Kiefer likes him he must be alright). 10/12 Marley the Bush Theatre cat, the real driving force behind the theatre. 11/12 Pirate, the other Bush Theatre cat, presumably at Christmas. 12/12 Both Marley and Pirate… AT THE SAME TIME.
If the most important thing a theatre can have is good programming and the second most important thing is a good bar, the third is a good pet. We recently met a few of London's theatrical animals, and even got to interview some of them on Twitter. Here are some of our favourite photos from our shoots with
Pluto the BAC cat
Hazel the Park Theatre dog
, plus some snaps of Kiefer the Unicorn Theatre rabbit and the Bush Theatre's two cats.
We interview the pets on Twitter