Two sisters prepare for society.
one punch at a time.
Acclaimed theatre makers Susie Dee, Kate Sherman and Nicci Wilks come together to present Animal, an unflinching examination of violence against women.
In a remote town, two sisters hover on the edge of society. Through heightened physicality and visceral splendour, Animal explores the cycle of violence some are born into and asks the question, how do women respond to a world that celebrates the brutishness of men?
‘Animal is theatre that challenges an audience and makes it uncomfortable. But in doing so, it gives the audience an experience that will resonate for a long time after.’
‘This is such a gutsy challenging work – so worth catching – we will be talking about it for years.’
‘Animal is the kind of theatre from which it’s impossible to look away. Balancing harrowing intensity with intricate psychology, nerve-shredding brutality with jet-black humour’
Winner Green Room Awards: Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, Best Production.
Animal was chosen as one of the top 10 most ground breaking shows by women in 2016.
Created by: Susie Dee, Kate Sherman & Nicci Wilks
Director: Susie Dee
Performed by: Kate Sherman & Nicci Wilks
Composer: Kelly Ryall
Designer: Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer: Andy Turner
Projected Text and Dramaturgy: Angus Cerini
Producer: Bureau of Works
Production Manager/Stage Manager: Carmel Duffy
Photographer: Pier Carthew