A brutally honest and hilarious exploration of contemporary masculinity.


Presented by Griffin Theatre Company and The Last Great Hunt

Jimmy and Corgan are BFFs. Hurtling towards their 30s, life is filled with a mix of Tinder, Grindr, binge-drinking and half-hearted hook-ups. As the wedding of Corgan’s ex looms and Jimmy’s love life stagnates, the two struggle to get their lives in working order. FAG/STAG is one story, told twice, from the perspective of two (very) unreliable narrators. Brimming with laughs, tenderness and quarter-life-crisis ennui, this is a brutally honest and hilarious exploration of contemporary masculinity and what it means to have a best mate when you’re stuck being your worst self.

‘Fowler and Isaacs are two of our most adept young writers and FAG/STAG crackles with their talent.’ ★★★★ – The West Australian

★★★★ 1/2 – The Adelaide Advertiser
★★★★ – Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ – Adelaide Theatre Guide
★★★★ –  The List Edinburgh

Winner, Scotsman Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Fringe 2017
Winner, Best Performance Award, Melbourne Fringe 2015
Winner, Best Theatre Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016
Winner, Melbourne Fringe Award Perth Fringe World 2016

Cast & Creatives

Written and Performed by Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs
Sound Designer Brett Smith

Times & Prices

Season 10 – 27 January

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 20 & 27 January 2pm & 7pm

Running Time
60 minutes no interval


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Press & Reviews

“…convincing, unsentimental, melancholic performances…” ★★★★ Jason Blake, Audrey Journal

Fag/Stag is a very witty, soulful piece of storytelling, forged from fringe festival fire on the anvil of authentic male friendship.” Richard Cotter, Australian Stage Online

“…wonderfully balances humour and drama…” ★★★★ Tim Garratt, Theatre People

“Wickedly funny…the duo-logue is non-stop and its timing is perfection, with poignant moments punctuating the frenetic activity of the two.” Joy Minter, The Buzz from Sydney

“The pair is tremendously endearing, and warmly comedic in their depiction of a very close friendship…” Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

“…delicious and extremely welcome no-holds-barred honesty” Paul Nolan, Sydney Arts Guide

“It’s an illuminating delight and that rare beast: a show about and by young men that examines their hearts and minds with depth, compassion and understanding.” Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise