King of Pigs

King of Pigs

This performance is on priority booking for BMEC members until 4pm on Friday 28 January 2022. Click here to learn more about the exciting benefits of becoming a 2022 BMEC member.

An unflinching examination of masculinity, abuse, and power in the place we feel safest - our homes.

From the mind of critically-acclaimed writer Steve Rodgers, comes this astonishing new play that boldly explores the issue of violence against women.

The audience is taken on an unflinching journey through the lives of multiple women in both familiar and terrifying situations.

At 22, on a date on the Gold Coast.

At 31, moving into an apartment in Albert Park.

Or at 40, happily married with a nine-year-old son living in Campsie.

These very different worlds share an identical space; our homes.

Directed by Blazey Best, featuring strikingly beautiful sound design by Tegan Nicholls and original composition by iOTA, King of Pigs reveals the nature of power, the way men abuse it, and the lives of the women who live through the lies.


King of Pigs was developed with Playwriting Australia at the National Play Festival and in the National Script Workshop.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “...disturbing, thrilling and fascinating. Recommended without reservation.” Stage Noise

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A harrowing, thoughtful, intelligent play” Daily Telegraph


Patrons are advised that this production contains material exploring domestic violence and sexual assault.

Running time

70 minutes no interval.

Age recommendation



Tuesday 15 March




Concession $46



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