By Ian Wilding
27 August - 2 October 2010
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.
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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
a rollicking night out. Dress down if you want a front row seat
SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011
Full $45; Seniors $36;
Group $36; Under 30 $26 (Monday-Thursday)
$15 Rush tickets available every Monday evening
Phone bookings 02 8002 4772
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
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinee 2pm
Subscriber Briefing after the performance on
Warning: Please note Quack contains very coarse language and graphic depictions of illness
Quack runs for 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval
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