“Call me a dish-licker and I will give you a come to Jesus moment you’ll never forget.”
Monday – Saturday 7pm Saturday 25 July 2pm and 7pm
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For the Sinclair family, the cut-throat world of greyhound racing is a religion. And their beloved dog Boy Named Sue is more than a greyhound; he’s their heart and soul on four legs. With the crucial Winnebago Classic on the horizon, Cess Sinclair has one shot at reversing his family’s fortunes for good. Against all the odds, he’s betting on a miracle.
The Dapto Chaser is warts-and-all Australian comedy that gets its hands dirty with the adrenaline, sweat and guts of the dog racing sub-culture. The Sinclairs are a family trapped in the pressure cooker of gambling addiction and when things don’t go to plan, they are forced to gamble the most important commodity of all – their relationship to each other.
Playwright Mary Rachel Brown wrote The Dapto Chaser perched in the bleachers track-side, while director Glynn Nicholas will be going on an all-schnitzel diet to get it over the line.
Warning: This production contains dogs, bitches, mongrels, drugs, cheating, lying, winning, losing and masses of family dysfunction.
Produced by Apocalypse Theatre Company
The Dapto Chaser was commissioned and originally produced by Merrigong Theatre Company.
Director Glynn Nicholas Set and Costume Designer Georgia Hopkins Lighting Designer Toby Knyvett Sound Designer Daryl Wallis Stage Manager Cara Woods Producer Dino Dimitriadis
With Danny Adcock, Noel Hodda, Jamie Oxenbould, Richard Sydenham
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‘Brown wrings humour from every twist of the plot and the play glows in this well acted and thoroughly realised production directed by Glynn Nicholas.’ ★★★½ Sydney Morning Herald
‘a luscious mix of ingredients that make a spicy, unexpected, twisting, turning narrative. The four characters are richly fashioned and the actors grab them with both hands and make the most of them.’ Stage Noise
‘All in all, The Dapto Chaser is funny, rude, illuminating and a fine play that’s meaningful and extremely entertaining. Not to be missed.’Stage Noise
‘Playwright Mary Rachel Brown has scripted a whippet smart play, a family saga set in the sub culture of dog racing.’ Australian Stage
‘The Dapto Chaser features an awesome foursome of seasoned performers.’ Australian Stage
‘Like a canine on cocaine, The Dapto Chaser is a get up and go show. Run to see it.’ Australian Stage