Stunt Double

The Farm

Stunt Double is a jaw-dropping immersive theatre experience bringing audiences inside the filming of a 1970s Aussie action flick. Select members of the audience are given roles to fulfill, working as extras, gaffers, clappers, art department, and more; placing them up close and personal with the actors and their extraordinary stunt doubles.

Cycling through take after take of high octane stunts; flips, jumps, fights and more; the doubles put their body on the line while the actors reap the glory. In Stunt Double it’s the hardest working people who get paid the least and exploited the most. Sound familiar? Well that’s because some things never change. The show is a hilarious tongue in cheek dive into the complex and absurd power dynamics of the film industry, into exploitation as a bloodsport; and the human costs of celebrity and our quest to come out on top.

Inspired by films such as Wake In Fright, Razorback and BMX Bandits, Stunt Double is sure to be an unforgettable ride, and yet another genre-bending blockbuster by groundbreaking dance and theatre collective, The Farm.

They suddenly realized you need a permit to set a car or a trashcan on fire, but you can set a human on fire with no permit. In a funny sort of way, that’s a perfect analogy for the business.” – Andy Armstrong, Stunt Coordinator


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

Conceived by
The Farm (Gavin Webber,Grayson Millwood, Kate Harman, Chloe Ogilvie)

Performers and collaborators
Grayson Millwood, Kate Harman, Gavin Webber, Alex Kay, David Carberry, Ngoc Phan, Matt Cornell

Gavin Webber

Set & Costume Designer
Tyler Hill Sound

Sound Designer & Composer
Luke Smiles

Lighting Designer
Chloe Ogilvie

Sanja Simic

Stunt Consultants
Marco Sinigaglia and Carly Rees

Film Consultants
Mick Angus and Mark Wareham

Zoe Atkinson

Production Manager
Harrison Grindle

Stage Manager
Casey Norton

Produced by Performing Lines

Jorge Serra

Information for Presenters

Stunt Double premieres in 2023 and will thereafter be available for presentation and touring.

Vanessa Wright Senior Producer
Marion Potts Executive Producer

Presentation History

Darwin Festival
Darwin, NT
Brisbane Festival
Brisbane, QLD
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Full Presentation History for Stunt Double

Darwin Festival
Darwin, NT
Brisbane Festival
Brisbane, QLD
Perth Festival
Perth, WA
Gold Coast, QLD
Canberra Theatre Centre
Canberra, ACT

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Stunt Double is produced by Performing Lines. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival and HOTA. It is further supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, as well as City of the Gold Coast.

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