COCK

Bakers Dozen Theatre Co Cock A razor-sharp dissection of one man’s emotional indecision in our commitment-phobic age, Baker’s Dozen Theatre Company presents Mike Bartlett’s award-winning play, Cock at the Meat Market for a limited season from 11 April 2018.

John is in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. And both are prepared to fight to keep him.

As the pressure mounts, a dinner with both parties is arranged, and everyone wants to know. Who is John? What is he? And what will his decision be? A poetic yet stinging exploration into just how selfish love can be.

Cock has become an international hit since premiering at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2009. It went on to win the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in An Affiliate Theatre, and has garnered many international productions ever since. In this production, Beng Oh (Cuckoo, Porcelain, The Yellow Wave) directs a stellar cast cast including Matthew Connell, Shaun Goss, Scott Gooding and Marissa O’Reilly.

Mike Bartlett is a highly prolific and successful playwright in the UK, with a growing list of credits including King Charles III about the accession and reign of Charles, Prince of Wales (London, Broadway, Sydney), Bull (Best New Play at the National Theatre Awards), the stage adaptation of Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre, West End), and the TV crime series The Town.

“One of the finest pieces of writing I’ve seen on Australian stages in years. Well worth seeing.” – Daily Review

Director: Beng Oh Featuring: Matthew Connell, Shaun Goss, Scott Gooding, Marissa O’Reilly Design: Emily Collett Lighting: Ashleigh Barnett

COCK
The Stables – Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Season: 11 – 21 April 2018
Information and Bookings: www.myguestlist.com.au

Image: courtesy of Baker’s Dozen Theatre Company

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