Cockfight wins Tour of the Year!

Tour of the Year

In news just announced, our national tour of Cockfight by The Farm, produced in association with NORPA, and tour produced in association with Arts on Tour, has just taken out the Tour of the Year Award at the Performing Arts Connections’ Drovers’ Awards tonight.

Visiting communities across six states and territories, the Cockfight tour gave audiences a chance to see this intensely physical office grudge match that raised important discussions around ageing, contemporary masculinity and corporate culture in a very funny, sweaty and enjoyable night at the theatre.

This brilliant concept performed by high-calibre talent on and behind the stage is a must-see.

– The West Australian


Innovation and originality are all too rare in theatre these days. That’s why The Farm’s Cockfight is such a delight.

– Stage Whispers

Accompanying the tour was a program of community engagement that included dance and theatre workshops, lunchtime office interventions and even a yoga class delivered on a roof.

Performing Lines has just pitched The Farm’s latest show, Throttle, an epic b-grade thriller enjoyed from the comfort of your car, at the Performing Arts Exchange, and we are currently seeking presentation partners for 2021 and beyond.

A massive congrats to Gavin Webber, Joshua Thomson and the whole tour team from The Farm, to our friends at NORPA and Arts on Tour, and to all our venue partners who joined the tour.

This tour was made possible with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Cockfight visited:

  • Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD;
  • Darwin Festival at Darwin Entertainment Centre, NT;
  • Theatre Royal, Hobart,TAS;
  • Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, VIC;
  • Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne; VIC;
  • Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA;
  • Arts Margaret River, Margaret River, WA;
  • Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

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