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14–16 March 2024

A Canberra Theatre Centre Co-Commission Step inside the filming of a 1970s Aussie action-flick and watch as extraordinary stunt doubles cycle through take-after-take of high-octane flips, fights and more, putting their bodies on the line while the actors reap the glory. Groundbreaking dance and theatre collective The Farm are coming to Canberra with a jaw-dropping and genre-bending blockbuster. Inspired by films such as Wake In Fright, Razorback and BMX Bandits, Stunt Double is sure to be an unforgettable ride and tongue-in-cheek dive into the absurd power dynamics of the film industry and the human cost of celebrity. Post Show Q+A – Friday 15 March Get up close and personal with the stunt artists and performers behind Stunt Double! Join Travis Green from the National Film and Sound Archive as he chats to renowned company, The Farm, delving into their inspiration drawn from Australian cinema and their inventive translation of 1970s film tropes for the stage.

OZPLOITATION SERIES

National Film and Sound Archive | 25 Feb – 3 March

The Ozploitation Series is Stunt Double’s partner program at the National Film and Sound Archive from 25 Feb – 3 March. Down and dirty and violently entertaining, Ozploitation cinema was crazy, unpredictable filmmaking full of explosions and stunts. From the infamously unsettling Wake In Fright, to the mastery of director Brian Threnchard-Smith, and the birthplace of the Mad Max franchise, step inside the world of Australian New Wave action films in this series of outstanding local classics. Check out the film titles below, screening at Arc Cinema, to delve into the world of Ozploitation cinema and high-octane stunt work! Wake in Fright (1971), 35mm – Sunday 25 February, 2pm The Man From Hong Kong (1975) – Sunday 3 March, 2pm Turkey Shoot (1982) – Thursday 7 March, 6pm Mad Max (1979) - Saturday 9 March, 2pm
Stunt Double is produced by Performing Lines. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals initiative, managed by Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival, HOTA – Home of the Arts, and Canberra Theatre Centre. It is further supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and City of the Gold Coast. Stunt Double logo lockup

Want to be part of the action?

VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED We’re looking for volunteers to take part in the show. You’ll take on the role of an extra or a crew member on the film set for the night, making your experience unforgettable! Learn more here: Be Part of the Action

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Synopsis

14–16 March 2024

A Canberra Theatre Centre Co-Commission

Step inside the filming of a 1970s Aussie action-flick and watch as extraordinary stunt doubles cycle through take-after-take of high-octane flips, fights and more, putting their bodies on the line while the actors reap the glory.

Groundbreaking dance and theatre collective The Farm are coming to Canberra with a jaw-dropping and genre-bending blockbuster. Inspired by films such as Wake In Fright, Razorback and BMX Bandits, Stunt Double is sure to be an unforgettable ride and tongue-in-cheek dive into the absurd power dynamics of the film industry and the human cost of celebrity.

Post Show Q+A – Friday 15 March
Get up close and personal with the stunt artists and performers behind Stunt Double! Join Travis Green from the National Film and Sound Archive as he chats to renowned company, The Farm, delving into their inspiration drawn from Australian cinema and their inventive translation of 1970s film tropes for the stage.


OZPLOITATION SERIES

National Film and Sound Archive | 25 Feb – 3 March

The Ozploitation Series is Stunt Double’s partner program at the National Film and Sound Archive from 25 Feb – 3 March. Down and dirty and violently entertaining, Ozploitation cinema was crazy, unpredictable filmmaking full of explosions and stunts. From the infamously unsettling Wake In Fright, to the mastery of director Brian Threnchard-Smith, and the birthplace of the Mad Max franchise, step inside the world of Australian New Wave action films in this series of outstanding local classics.

Check out the film titles below, screening at Arc Cinema, to delve into the world of Ozploitation cinema and high-octane stunt work!

Wake in Fright (1971), 35mm – Sunday 25 February, 2pm
The Man From Hong Kong (1975) – Sunday 3 March, 2pm
Turkey Shoot (1982) – Thursday 7 March, 6pm
Mad Max (1979) – Saturday 9 March, 2pm


Stunt Double is produced by Performing Lines. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals initiative, managed by Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival, HOTA – Home of the Arts, and Canberra Theatre Centre. It is further supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and City of the Gold Coast.

Stunt Double logo lockup


Want to be part of the action?

VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED

We’re looking for volunteers to take part in the show. You’ll take on the role of an extra or a crew member on the film set for the night, making your experience unforgettable!

Learn more here:

Be Part of the Action

Dates & Times

Thursday 14 March 2024, 7.30pm

Friday 15 March 2024, 7.30pm (Post Show Q+A)

Saturday 16 March 2024, 7.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Performing Lines

CATEGORY:
Dance, Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 90 minutes, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language, simulated violence, partial nudity, loud noises, flashing lights and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 15+ with parental discretion.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION

Credits

At The Farm work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.

Conceived by The Farm (Gavin Webber, Grayson Millwood, Kate Harman, Chloe Ogilvie)

Performers and collaborators Grayson Millwood, Kate Harman, Gavin Webber, Alex Kay, David Carberry, Ngoc Phan, Matt Cornell

 

Script Gavin Webber

Set and Costume Design Tyler Hill

Sound Design and Composition Luke Smiles

Additional Composition Johannes Malfatti

Lighting Design Chloe Ogilvie

Stunt Consultants Marco Sinigaglia and Carly Rees

Film Consultants Mick Angus and Mark Wareham

Scenography Zoe Atkinson

Image Jade Ferguson

Produced by Performing Lines

Special thanks Essie Horn

 

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