Written and directed by Liam Maguire

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 19 FEBRUARY – 7 MARCH 2020

    The world’s on fire. Everything’s melting. And you can get chicken nuggets delivered to your door at 3am. What if there was a place where you could let go of all your modern day guilt and anxiety? That’s bliss… right? Kate’s gone there to find happiness. Nick, her ex boyfriend, has followed her there because he lost his happiness when she left to find hers. Lewis has a bag over his head because he thinks he’s ugly and that makes him unhappy. Elsa will only be happy when she finds the fame she’s destined for. Mark never says anything but he looks happy enough. And Anna’s promising a world of happiness but doesn’t seem to have any idea what that looks like… An absurdist play for absurdist times, Shepherd is a pitch-black satire from a knock out cast on finding hope in the modern world when hopelessness is so seductive.


    Presented by Aya Productions.


    Producer Emma Diaz
    Set & Costume Designer Ella Butler
    Assistant Designer Sancia Holden
    Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
    Sound Designer Sam Maguire
    Stage Manager Emma Paterson
    Assistant Director Adam Sollis


    Rose Riley
    Mark Paguio
    Cece Peters
    Adam Sollis
    Grace Victoria
    Jacob Warner

    • WHAT IS 25A?

      This show is part of 25A.

      It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
      They have produced and marketed it 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.

    • Running Time and Content Warnings

      Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

      Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

      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.

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