The Farm


Presented by Arts House

Two blokes in an office. One older, one younger.

A cross between The Office and a cage-fight, this game of comical one-upmanship builds to a moment of impact where everything is suspended. A flash of bared teeth, the desperation of needing to prove yourself vs the need to hold on to what you’ve got.

Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate desire for achievement.

Skilfully enacting a full-throttle mash-up of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, this darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre by newly formed Gold Coast/Berlin company The Farm, sees long-time collaborators Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber reassess who is in charge.

At The Farm work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.

Directors: Kate Harman, Julian Louis, Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber
Performers: Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber
LX Designer: Mark Howett
Sound Designer: Luke Smiles
Set Designers: Joey Ruigrok & Joshua Thomson
Producers: The Farm & Performing Lines
Originally commissioned by NORPA

Image: Darcy Grant