Apocalypse Theatre and Critical Stages productions
Cast: Richard Sydenham, Jamie Oxenbould, John McNeill & Noel Hodda
Director: Glynn Nicholas
Designer: Georgia Hopkins
Lighting Designer: Toby Knyvett
Sound Designer: Daryl Wallis
Photography: Robert Catto
For the Sinclair family, the cut-throat world of greyhound racing is a religion. Their beloved dog Boy Named Sue is more than a greyhound; he’s their heart and soul on four legs. With the crucial Winnebago Classic on the horizon, Cess Sinclair has one shot at reversing his family’s fortunes for good. Against all the odds, he’s betting on a miracle.
The Dapto Chaser is warts-and-all Australian dramatic comedy about a family on the edge. It a play that gets its hands dirty with the adrenaline, sweat and guts of the controversial dog racing sub-culture. The Sinclairs are a family trapped in the pressure cooker of gambling addiction and when things don’t go to plan, they are forced to gamble the most important commodity of all – their relationship to each other.
Playwright Mary Rachel Brown wrote The Dapto Chaser perched in the bleachers track-side, while director Glynn Nicholas will be going on an all-schnitzel diet to get it over the line.
Warning: This production contains dogs, bitches, mongrels, drugs, cheating, lying, winning, losing and masses of family dysfunction.
WED 6 – 10 SEPTEMBER – GLEN ST THEATRE / (02) 9975 1455
SAT 16 SEPTEMBER – TAS HOSKINS CENTRE ARMIDALE / 1800 677 303
TUE 19 SEPTEMBER – MUDGEE TOWN HALL / (02) 6378 2850
THU 21 SEPTEMBER – TEMORA TOWN HALL THEATRE / 0428019184
SAT 22 SEPTEMBER – THE ARTS CENTRE COOTAMUNDRA / (02) 9642 4773
The 2017 Regional Tour of The Dapto Chaser was made possible through the support of Create NSW and Arts on Tour
What people are saying
Four actors, all perfectly cast, each giving spectacular performances that leave no imaginable room for improvement – Suzygoessee
Plays like The Dapto Chaser deserve to live forever. This is an icon of Australian theatre. Or should prove to be. – Brad Syke, Syke on Stage
What people are saying
Playwright Mary Rachel Brown has scripted a whippet smart play, a family saga set in the sub culture of dog racing. Fleet of foot, full of laughs and plenty of pathos, the play beats with the heart of a champion… Like a canine on cocaine, The Dapto Chaser is a get up and go show. Run to see it – Australian Stage
Brown wrings humour from every twist of the plot and the play glows in this well acted and thoroughly realised production directed by Glynn Nicholas – Sydney Morning Herald