King of Pigs

Next date: Tuesday, 01 March 2022 | 07:30 PM to 08:40 PM

King of Pigs, Critical Stages Touring, Frankston Arts Centre

An unflinching examination of masculinity, abuse, and power in the place we feel safest - our homes.

From the mind of critically-acclaimed writer Steve Rodgers, comes this astonishing new play that boldly explores the issue of violence against women.

Event Description

★★★★ - “...disturbing, thrilling and fascinating. Recommended without reservation.” Stage Noise

From the mind of critically-acclaimed writer Steve Rodgers, comes this astonishing new play that boldly explores the issue of violence against women.

The audience is taken on an unflinching journey through the lives of multiple women in both familiar and terrifying situations.

At 22, on a date on the Gold Coast.

At 31, moving into an apartment in Albert Park.

Or at 40, happily married with a nine-year-old son living in Campsie.

These very different worlds share an identical space; our homes.

Directed by Blazey Best, featuring strikingly beautiful sound design by Tegan Nicholls and original composition by iOTA, King of Pigs reveals the nature of power, the way men abuse it, and the lives of the women who live through the lies.

★★★★ - "A harrowing, thoughtful, intelligent play." Daily Telegraph

 

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre, Red Line Productions and Critical Stages

 

King of Pigs was developed with Playwriting Australia at the National Play Festival and in the National Script Workshop.

King of Pigs - Critical Stages Touring - Logos

 Thanks to our 2022 partners:

FAC Partners theatre cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre

Information for Schools

Expression of Interest form

This performance has been selected for schools due to its educational value and alignment with the Victorian Curriculum. Let us know if you are interested in organising a booking for your students to see this show by completing our EOI form.

We will be in contact when bookings open and you can then confirm your seats with Box Office.

Detailed Warnings for Teachers

For students and teachers alike – this will be challenging material. It’s important to be aware that the content could be triggering – there are clear references and discussions of domestic violence within the play. In spite of this, it’s a conversation that needs to be had – and the performance will allow students to engage in understanding and dialogue. It may be tough subject matter, but it is intelligently and sensitively handled by an outstanding creative team.

Contains material exploring domestic violence and sexual assault.

Secondary: Years 11 and 12

Subject Links

Drama

English

Civics and Citizenship

Information for Educators

A new Australian work exploring violence, power and masculinity. The play will inspire conversation, debate and awareness.

COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.

WARNINGS

Contains material exploring domestic violence and sexual assault.

Suitable for ages 16+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


When

  • Tuesday, 01 March 2022 | 07:30 PM - 08:40 PM

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