The Dog by Brendan Cowell
The Cat by Lally Katz
Director Ralph Myers
Redirected by Anthea Williams
Set Design Ralph Myers
Costume Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Associate Composer & Sound Designer Riley McCullagh

Sheridan Harbridge
Benedict Hardie
Xavier Samuel

13 April – 7 May
Upstairs Theatre

The Sydney Morning Herald

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

The Dog / The Cat is a delicious theatrical treat; a romantic comedy with real heart and genuine charm. After four extension weeks in our Downstairs Theatre in 2015, we knew we had to bring this treat back on the Upstairs stage for everyone to get in on the magic.

It’s the quintessential Sydney story of sex, heartbreak, love, and dogs in a park, in fact, it could be called Two Men, One Woman, a Park and a Dog – because everyone knows that nothing breaks the ice like a cute dog. Brendan Cowell’s (Ruben Guthrie, The Sublime) play The Dog paints a not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between mateship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russell terriers for the most disgusting things they can find.

Owning a cat is not easy. Co-owning a cat with your ex is less easy. Co-owning a smart-talking, irritable and meddling cat with your ex is pure comedy. Lally Katz (Back at the Dojo, Stories I Want to Tell You in Person) brings her trademark charm and surreal humor to The Cat.

Benedict Hardie (The Drover’s Wife) reprises his roles as Marcus, the douche-y app designer in The Dog and the lovelorn Albert in The Cat. Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse, Love and Friendship) returns as the deadbeat Ben in The Dog and the cat in The Cat. Sheridan Harbridge (Girl Asleep) joins the cast as the clever and beguiling Miracle in The Dog and Albert’s ex Alex in The Cat.

With the season already extended for an extra week due to popular demand, this romantic and comedic delight is set to be a big hit all over again.

Notes for Editors

Preview 13 April
Opening 15 April
Unwaged 2pm 27 April

Tickets* Full $72, Senior $62, Conces. $49, Previews $40
*Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.
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