• 16-25 Jun 22 Downstairs Theatre
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)



  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 16-25 Jun 22
  • Duration 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)
  • Accessibility
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  • Content warning

    HORSES includes the use of coarse language, strobe lighting effects, sudden and loud noises, stimulated violence, stimulated gun violence and the use of e-cigarettes.

    Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

  • Presented by
    • KUNST

A late-capitalist battle royale of endurance.

HORSES follows the lives of a disparate group of contestants who intertwine across an inhumanely gruelling, Depression-era dance marathon.

This surreal yet hyper-real social satire slyly and sincerely evokes the 1930s Great Depression to consider the pandemic-ravaged 2020s.

HORSES plunges audiences inside the macabre cabaret of a historically real but morally unreal ‘reality’ competition.

Set in Sydney in 1932: A tumultuous, state-shaking year for New South Wales, this ‘murder on the dancefloor’ drama captures endless days of lunacy, laughter, struggle and heartbreak.

WHAT IS 25A? These shows are part of 25A. They have been made by independent and emerging artists. They have been produced and marketed by the theatre makers themselves. They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free. Their task is to make a show for less than $1500. Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.


  • Full price (adult) $25
  • Previews $20

25A Tickets

Tickets to 25A productions are $25 and Previews are $20. Tickets are available online and at the door.



  • Ian Sinclair
  • Cast

  • Justin Amankwah
  • Tom Dawson
  • Caitlin Doyle-Markwick
  • Nathaniel Langworthy
  • Charlotte Otton
  • Brontë Sparrow
  • Creatives

  • Zoë Hollyoak
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    Zoë is a Director and Creative Producer who has worked across a range of organisations including Performance Space, Performing Lines, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Performance Making) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and a Master of […]

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  • Cris Baldwin
    Set & Costume Designer
  • Zac Saric
    Sound Designer
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    Zac Saric is a Sydney-based Sound Designer and Composer. A graduate of NIDA’s BFA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Zac works with sound in a variety of forms and mediums, including theatre, musical theatre, podcasting and post-production film and TV.  Coming from a background in music, Zac quickly found a talent for composing for […]

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  • Ben Brockman
    Lighting Designer
  • Jasmine Duff
    Lighting Associate
  • Sarah Chalmers
    Vocal Coach
  • Nigel Poulton
    Movement Coach
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    Nigel is an award-winning movement director, fight and intimacy coordinator, SAG-AFTRA/MEAA stunt performer and actor, with over 25 years of professional experience. Selected theatre credits include: for Belvoir St Theatre, Holding the Man, The Master and Margarita, Miss Peony, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Stop Girl, Blessed Union, At What Cost?, […]

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  • Sybilla Wajon
    Stage Manager
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    Sybilla (She/Her) is a Sydney based Stage Manager and graduate of NIDA (BFA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management 21’) As Assistant Stage Manager, her credits include: for Sydney Theatre Company: Grand Horizons, The Lifespan of a Fact, Chalkface, Blithe Spirit (Swing), White Pearl (Swing), For GWB: Jagged Little Pill, For David Venn Entertainment: The […]

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  • Susie Henderson
    Video Content Creator