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Back by Popular Demand!

This double bill was a sleeper hit when it played Downstairs in 2015. Now it returns, this time on the Upstairs stage.

The Dog, Brendan Cowell’s not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between mateship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russells for the most disgusting things they can find.

And The Cat, Lally Katz’s fable of the perils of co-owning a feline with your ex, and the things a cat would say if he was allowed to speak his mind.

Lally and Brendan and Ralph managed to reinvent the rom-com for the stage in a way that was completely beguiling and very, very funny. It was clear at the end of its season that its life was far from over. – Eamon

Warning: This production contains strobe lighting effects, haze, mild coarse language and adult themes.

Cast

Sheridan Harbridge
Benedict Hardie
Xavier Samuel

Team

The Dog by Brendan Cowell
The Cat by Lally Katz
Directed by Ralph Myers
Redirected by Anthea Williams
Set Designer Ralph Myers
Costume Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Associate Composer & Sound Designer Riley McCullagh
Stage Manager Bella Kerdijk
Assistant Stage Manager Katie Hankin

Performance Times

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5pm

Preview (bookable)
8pm, 13 April

Opening Night (invitation only)
8pm, 15 April

Belvoir Briefing
3pm, 2 April

Unwaged Performance
2pm, 27 April

Running Time
100 mins inc. interval

Prices

Single tickets for The Dog/The Cat go on sale to the general public on 30 January 2017. Book a subscription to secure tickets now and save on the single ticket prices below. 

Belvoir’s ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted either up or down without notice. This can apply to a small number of tickets in response to demand for a specific performance date or time. Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

 Ticket Type Upstairs
Full Price $72
Subscriber Discount Rate $67
Seniors*/Industry**/Groups (10 or more) $62
Concession† $49
30-Down# $47
Previews $40
Student Saver# $37

† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards.
** Industry prices are available to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening.

Some of our productions at Belvoir may contain strong language, smoking, nudity, violence, strobe lighting, haze or other things you may find confronting or uncomfortable. If you are concerned about any of these please ask our Box Office staff about content when booking.

Program

Reviews

This double bill of romantic comedy is hands-down the sharpest and most entertaining show we’ve seen at Belvoir this year. ★★★★

Jason Blake | The Sydney Morning Herald

You’ll feel more than a little spoiled after this treat … [A] guilty pleasure crafted with great skill and love. ★★★★

Ben Neutze | Daily Review

It’s so incisive precisely because it’s theatre about our own lives in a way that’s both funny and true, about relationships ending and evolving, and about the value of our pets. ★★★★

Hannah Story | The Music

Stellar performances play across the board, with the cast of three leaving an infectious spell on the audience. ★★★★1/2

Julian Ramundi| The Brag

The audience were not just laughing, they were snorting.

Two of Australia’s much loved playwrights … have combined to blow a breath of fresh air into Belvoir St.

Rebecca Whitton | Australian Stage