Theatre Works and Wrecked All Productions

HERD

by Peta Murray and Lachlan Philpott

30 November - 10 December 2022

VENUE

Theatre Works

When and how do many voices become one?
What happens when they do?
When does group become herd?
And how do we tell communal stories for an endlessly heterogeneous group of people?

HERD is a new work of queer music theatre.

Springing off Lachlan Philpott’s 21-year-old play BISON, this new work expands outwards, opening up from its original metaphor for the gay male herd to consider herding and herdlike behaviours, kinship, discrimination and isolation in the wider LGBTQIA+ community.

HERD lays claim to queer history, insisting it be visible and seeking to memorialise those lost to stigma, illness, violence and ignorance. An unapologetic provocation for our times, HERD sharply examines what it means to be part of ‘the queer community’.

Are we all in it together?

DURATION

APPROX 85 MINUTES

WARNINGS

Contains adult content

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 30 November, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 1 December, 7:30pm Preview Night
Friday 2 December, 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday 3 December, 7:30pm
Tuesday 6 December, 7:30pm
Wednesday 7 December, 7:30pm
Thursday 8 December, 7:30pm
Friday 9 December, 7:30pm
Saturday 10 December, 7:30pm

Director/ dramaturg
ALYSON CAMPBELL (she/her)
Composer/ dramaturg
META COHEN (she/her or they/them)
Writers
PETA MURRAY (she/her) and LACHLAN PHILPOTT (he/him)
Lighting Design
BRONWYN PRINGLE
Performers
ROSS ANDERSON-DOHERTY (he/they); MAUDE DAVEY (she/her); IBRAHIM HALACOGLU (he/him); WILLOW SIZER (they/she)
Photo by
UNDERGROUND MEDIA