‘This is a slap in the face for Australia.’ Kevin Rudd


Fanny wants out. Her outback town is all mining and money, no one will read her short story about a stallion, and now the people of the town are getting sick. Old Doctor Littlewood’s reverse orchiectomies aren’t helping. But when the dashing and visionary Doctor Waterman turns up, Fanny might just have a reason to stay. Until the sick start devouring the living.

Fanny will have to take a radical approach to healthcare if she wants to get out of town alive.

Bursting into the newly renovated SBW Stables, Quack teams up Ian Wilding (winner of the 2010 Patrick White Award and writer of October) with director Chris Mead (The Modern International Dead).

Blisteringly funny and provocative in equal measure, Quack is a mash-up of A Country Practice, Deadwood and Shaun of the Dead– a romantic historical western drama noir exploitation comedy. With zombies.

Cast & Creatives

Director Chris Mead
Designer William Bobbie Stewart
Lighting Designer Bernie Tan
Sound Designer & Composer David Heinrich
Stage Manager Casey Norton
With Jeanette Cronin, Charlie Garber, Chris Haywood, Aimee Horne

Performance Times

Previews 27, 28, 30 & 31 August

Season 2 September – 2 October
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinee 2pm

Subscriber Briefing after the performance on 7 September

2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval


‘Quack is a fiendish and filthy Griffin comeback to the SBW Stables Theatre. It’s great to see theatre with this much bite’ TimeOut Sydney

‘A rollicking night out. Dress down if you want a front row seat’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘Quack is like no other [play] you’ll see this year – and like no other you are likely to see. This is a raw, visceral spectacle, filled with song and witty dialogue’  Australian Stage

‘Sublimely amusing. When was I last dazzled, thus? … The text is littered with political satire and razor sharp observations that keep you bristling with keenness to remember them’ Kevin Jackson