The Carnivores

Stories Like These and Tamarama Rock Surfers present

The Carnivores

by Ian Wilding

24 September – 18 October 2008

It’s a hungry world where more is never enough

Brothers Thom and Gramme are small players in the ethical murkiness of global capitalism, both up-market and black-market. As they grapple with family loyalty, rapacious multinationals, sexual opportunism and drug deals, they must also confront a wider world in the grip of political turmoil.

The Carnivores is an urban black comedy that peels back the surface of contemporary life to consider what humanity really means.

Winner of the 2005 Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting

Adam McGurk
Rebecca Scott
Nelly Shipley
Ben Simpson
Johann Walraven

Director  Luke Rogers
Producer  Peter Gahan
Set Design  Tom Bannerman
Lighting Design  Miles Thomas
Sound Design  Stephen Conn

Production Photos by Bob Seary

“A wonderfully colourful black comedy… The play looks at materialism, compassion and relationships in a time of political turmoil… It’s raw, so very real and gives an uncanny representation of people we all encounter at some time or another in our lives….A great drama to be viewed and thoroughly enjoyed”Arts Hub

“Very robust and resilient performances across the board. Very well-directed… A compelling script… The Carnivores is a skilful dissection & investigation of the human condition and the relentless quest which defines it… You’ll be well-satisfied and well-nourished; still an experience all too-rare in Sydney theatre… Even diehard economic rationalists could be brought to their knees by this cut-throat, open-heart surgery on global capitalism and market forces.”Australian Stage Online

24 September – 18 October 2008

The Old Fitzroy Theatre
Cnr Cathedral and Dowling Sts Woolloomooloo

This production of The Carnivores was originally produced at New Theatre as part of their 2008 New Directions Season.