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Cockfight by The Farm

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A play with a difference
From the team who brought you Frank Enstein (with Co3 Australia) and Good Little Soldier (with Ochre Dance Company) comes Cockfight.

Cockfight is a black comedy with slow-motion fight scenes.

It is about two guys working in an office, where one is older than the other - Gavin and Josh. They met when one was a teacher and the other a student. They have worked together for over 10 years and are now both directors of different companies.

The fictional space of both the theatre and the office are used by the performers to compete and play out the cockfight.

It is a cross between The Office and a cage fight, and is a game of comical "one-upmanship" where generational truths are discovered.

Cockfight explores the stupid power play between men, as well as the imperfections of the ageing body. It also queries our culture's foolhardy struggle for achievement, and this is done in a darkly humorous and often tender piece of dance theatre.

Perth favourites, The Farm return with long-time creative co-workers, Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber reassessing who is in charge. It will be on from 19th to 22nd September, 2018 at The State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, 174 - 176 William Street, Perth, and is part of the "MoveMe" Festival 2018.

This MoveMe Festival is produced by Ausdance WA, together with Co3, Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, Performing Lines WA and STRUT Dance. The festival aims to raise the profile, thereby increasing audiences for Western Australian contemporary dance.

MoveMe Festival 2018 is a showcase of contemporary dance celebrating Western Australian independent choreographers and dancers. You can see more about this at this link.

You can get your tickets here.

35.00 General Admission
$28.00 Concession (Full time Students, Pensioners, Seniors Cards Holders, Unemployed)
$20.00 Children 16 years and Under
$18.00 School groups (10 ) will receive 1 complimentary ticket for teachers. Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email:

It has many good reviews such as:

Dance Australia say "Its physicality is masterful and its comedy biting."

ArtsHub say "The two performers give it their all – by the time the 70-minute work reaches its tightly knotted finale the pair are sweat-soaked and breathless. Entertainment and artistry are well balanced."

The directors are Kate Harman, Julian Louis, Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber for The Farm.

The two men are played by Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber.

The producers are The Farm in association with NORPA and Performing Lines.

It will also be on in Mandurah:
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Wednesday 12th to 13th September

Times will be Wednesday 12th at 7:30 pm
Thursday 13th September at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
Adult $35.00
Concession $33.00
FOMPAC $30.00
Schools (via box office & school only) $17.00
Under 25 $25.00
Child $20.00

This is an unusual performance, and one that will be well worth seeing!
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Why? For an interesting play
When: From 19th to 22nd September 2018
Where: State Theatre Company, Heath Ledger Theatre
Cost: Varies - see article
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