The Dog / The Cat

Belvoir_The Dog_The Cat_Brett BoardmanFeaturing two of Australia’s leading writers, Brendan Cowell (The Dog) and Lally Katz (The Cat), this double-trouble, double-bill rom com, something ridiculous and sweet and just for fun, will be presented by Belvoir Theatre for a limited season from 20 June.

Xavier Samuel (Adore, Fury, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is one of a cohort of talented Australian actors making big waves in Hollywood – now he’s come home to make his Belvoir debut with Andrea Demetriades (Janet King) and Benedict Hardie (The Water Diviner), in two interconnected tales of true love and stupidity!

The Dog – It could be called Two Men, One Woman, a Park and a Dog – and everyone knows that nothing breaks the ice like a cute dog. Brendan Cowell’s (Ruben Guthrie, The Sublime) funny new play paints a not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between mateship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russell terriers for the most disgusting things they can find.

The Cat – Katz on cats: Owning a cat is not easy. Co-owning a cat with your ex is less easy. Co-owning a smart-talking, irritable, meddling cat with your ex is comedy. If this sounds to you like the kind of thing Lally Katz (Stories I Want to Tell You in Person, Neighbourhood Watch) should write, you’re right. There is no-one else who does charming, funny and unlikely quite like Katz.

Under the direction of Ralph Myers (Peter Pan) this will be the romantic comedy that proves romance is not dead, but it might not be compatible with pets.

Director & Designer: Ralph Myers  Cast: Andrea Demetriades, Benedict Hardie, Xavier Samuel  Writers: Brendan Cowell, Lally Katz  Composer & Sound Designer: Stefan Gregory  Lighting Associate: Brittany Jones  Associate Composer & Sound Designer: Riley McCullagh  Stage Manager: Mel Dyer

The Dog / The Cat
Belvoir Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills
Season: 20 June – 26 July 2015
Bookings: (02) 9699 3444 or online at:

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Image: The Dog / The Cat in rehearsal – photo by Brett Boardman