Straight from their critically acclaimed performances in Australia, The Farm presents the first UK tour of Cockfight, an exhilarating duet of extreme physical theatre that explores male behaviour and intergenerational conflicts.

Cockfight comes to Storyhouse on Saturday 7 October at 7.30pm, in association with Performing Lines & NORPA (Australia) and Dance Touring Partnership. There will also be a post show question and answer session.

We think dance is a young person’s game. What happens when someone higher up the food chain weakens and is ready to be taken down? Cockfight is a work for two performers – Gavin Webber and Joshua Thomson – developed by The Farm in partnership with guest artist Julian Louis. A powerful and dangerous physical performance, the duet is woven around the lives of two men from different generations, trapped in an all too familiar and universal environment – the office.

In Cockfight the two men exist side by side, share space, resources, time and responsibility and justify their existence in relation to each other. Their physical action is underpinned by a fierce co-dependency in a duet of slow-motion fight sequences, interlocking rolls and tackles and Buster Keaton-esque battles of supremacy.

Show suitable for aged 14 plus.  Running time 70 minutes (no interval)


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