Following a sellout season in Sydney, a new Australian theatre classic comes to town.
Introducing the Sinclair family, for whom the cut-throat world of greyhound racing is a religion. And their beloved dog Boy Named Sue is more than a greyhound; he’s their heart and soul on four legs. With the crucial Winnebago Classic on the horizon, Cess Sinclair has one shot at reversing his family’s fortunes for good. Against all the odds, he’s betting on a miracle.
The Dapto Chaser is a warts-and-all Australian comedy that gets its hands dirty with the adrenaline and sweat of the dog racing sub-culture. The Sinclairs are trapped in the pressure cooker of gambling addiction and when things don’t go to plan, they are forced to gamble the most precious commodity of all – their relationships to each other.
Warning: This production contains dogs, bitches, mongrels, drugs, cheating, lying – and masses of family dysfunction.
By Mary Rachel Brown
Director Glynn Nicholas
Set and Costume Designer Georgia Hopkins
Lighting Designer Toby Knyvett
Sound Designer Daryl Wallis
Producer Dino Dimitriadis
With Noel Hodda, John McNeill, Jamie Oxenbould, Richard Sydenham
Images: Robert Catto
The Dapto Chaser was commissioned and originally produced by Merrigong Theatre Company. This production was first presented as part of Griffin Independent.
Tuesday 15 March 8pm
Wednesday 16 March 6.30pm
Thursday 17 March 11am & 8pm
Friday 18 March 8pm
Saturday 19 March 3pm & 8pm
$59 Full | $53 Concession | $40 Student
$49 Full | $43 Concession | $30 Student
$54 Full | $48 Concession | $35 Student
10 + $31 each | 6 + $33 each | 4+ $36.50 each
“ What happens over the course of 90 enthralling minutes is a luscious mix of ingredients that make a spicy, unexpected, twisting, turning narrative”.
“ … Brown wrings humour from every twist of the plot, and the play glows in this well acted and thoroughly realised production directed by Glynn Nicholas.”