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Throttle

21 - 23 Oct

Lock your doors… this live action drive-in thriller is going to be a scream!

A single pane of glass allows us to feel separated from the world outside. It absorbs road rage, and shields us when we sing along to the car stereo. But what happens when that bubble of safety is invaded?

The Farm is a Helpmann Award-winning movement collective, whose physical performances share the fragility and strength of the human condition. In Throttle, their mysterious, thrilling and game-changing work, drive-in traditions and dance-theatre come crashing together.

Lit by your car headlights, heard through your car radio and seen through your windscreen, this is an immersive theatrical experience with a difference. This tyre-squealing show will fill Bulli Showground with a spectacle of stunts and thrilling surprise.

Scream with delight, dive under the dashboard, or grip the hand of your fellow passenger and ignite some fun-fuelled passion. Buckle your seatbelts, you’re in for a ride.

Location Alert! 

This innovative work will be performed at Bulli Showground, transforming it into a drive-in theatre experience. You watch from your car, with the soundtrack on your car radio.

Cars should arrive 45 mins prior to show time.

Save with a Merrigong Season Ticket!

This show is part of Merrigong’s Season 2021. To get the best seats and price, book a Season Ticket.

We are committed to delivering safe & enjoyable performing arts experiences, and have a COVID Safe Plan to help keep everyone safe that includes:

• Reduced capacities – up to 75% of our normal seating capacity. Empty seats are distributed throughout the theatre, however, you may have people seated next to you.
• Digital check-ins
• Additional cleaning and disinfecting of theatres and foyers
• Increased distance between performers and the audience
• Hand sanitising stations throughout our venues
• Trained staff to assist with COVID safety.

The use of face masks is encouraged.

When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well, and prepared to adhere to the safety practices of our venues. If you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if they are very mild, please stay home and contact us prior to your event, and we will arrange a refund or exchange.

Click here for the most up-to-date information.

Review

  • A horror movie – but theatre! … the feeling of adrenalin, bated breath… It’s sinister, it’s shocking, it’s affecting. - The Music

Cast & Creative

Creators and Directors Gavin Webber & Grayson Millwood
Creators and Original Performers Kate Harman, Essie Horn, Thomas E. S. Kelly & Michael Smith
Lighting Design and Production Management Chloe Ogilvie
Sound Design Luke Smiles
Sound Associate Anna Whitaker
Dramaturg Julian Louis
Original Motorcycle Rider Dan Reardon
Special Thanks Mark Howett, Keir Beck and AP8 stunt training
Photo by Art Work Agency

At The Farm, work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal. Commissioned and originally produced by Bleach* Festival.

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