Two blokes in an office. One older, one younger, each body pushed to its limits in this hilarious and ultimately tender piece of physical theatre. These men challenge each other in a series of comical one-up-manships that build to a moment of impact where everything is suspended, the flash of bared teeth, the mutual reliance on the fight, the desperation and loneliness of success.
Cockfight is a poetic look at the power play that occurs between men and the frailty of the body. It is evocative of age and passing time and questions our culture’s desperate desire for achievement. Without each other these two performers have nothing left to fight for.
At the heart of Cockfight is a very real relationship between Josh and Gav who have been working together for many years. Their humour, trust and understanding allows them to take extreme physical risks that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Bringing together the inventive theatricality of physical theatre company THE FARM with NORPA’s Artistic Director Julian Louis, Cockfight will provoke and excite in equal measure. Come and see what happens when these two men give it all they’ve got.
Performers: Josh Thomson & Gavin Webber Sound Design: Luke Smiles Lighting Design: Mark Howett Set Design: Josh Thomson in consultation with Joey Ruigrok Outside Eyes: Julian Louis & Kate Harman Co-Producers: Performing Lines & NORPA
Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty Street, Lismore
Performances: 17 – 19 September 2015 – 7.30pm
Bookings: 1300 066 772 or online at: www.norpa.org.au
School of Arts Theatre, Corner Walker and Stanley Streets, Townsville
Performances: 6 – 7 October 2015 – 7.30pm
Bookings: (07) 4772 2549 or online at: www.dancenorth.com.au
Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns
Performance: 9 – 10 October 2015 – 7.30pm
Bookings: (07) 4088 1010 or online at: www.centre-of-contemporary-arts-cairns.com.au
Image: Cockfight – photo by Kate Holmes