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The Long Pigs


“a dark-hearted jewel.”
Cameron Woodhead, The Age

“a dirty little masterpiece” Byron Bache, Herald Sun

Join us for the premiere of THE LONG PIGS, a profound, stylistically and visually arresting performance rooted in physical and black comedy.

Located in a rickety shack that acts as their factory, three paranoid comrades work, play and ritualize as their thrilled muttering drives their joy while a pile of shiny red noses emerge from beneath a rusty bucket.

Perceived as an underground clown cult, The Long Pigs takes its title from the Melanesian Pidgin phrase for “human flesh”, where three black nose clowns have been scalping clown noses and slicing the very symbol of innocence off their once red nose cousins.

In a murky soup of mutual distrust and suspicion, promises made are constantly broken and the gang ultimately turns on itself in a fatally funny and destructive climax.

PLEASE NOTE: Latecomers may not be admitted.

Image credit: Ponch Hawkes.

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