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.

Direction Kate Harman, Julian Louis, Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber.
Performed by Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber
Lighting Design Mark Howett
Sound Design Luke Smiles
Set Design Joey Ruigrok & Joshua Thomson
Producers THE FARM, in association with Performing Lines and NORPA

Banner image by Darcy Grant


Fenn Gordon | Senior Producer (International)
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Emma Corrick | Tour Coordinator (National)
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Thurs 14 - Sat 16 Sept | The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Queensland | Tickets/info>>

Tues 3 & Wed 4 Oct | Laban Theatre, London, UK Tickets/info>

Sat 7 Oct | Storyhouse, Chester, UK | Tickets/Info>>

Tues 10 & Wed 11 Oct | Gulbenkian, Canterbury, UK Tickets/Info>>

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Oct | Lighthouse, Poole, UK Tickets/Info>>

Tues 17 & Wed 18 Oct | Cast, Doncaster, UK Tickets/Info>>

Fri 20 Oct | Oxford Playhouse at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, UK | Tickets/Info>>

Tues 24 & Wed 25 Oct | Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK | Tickets/Info>>

Fri 27 Oct | Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich, UK Tickets/Info>>

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