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2022 Subscription Season


4 - 5 Mar 2022 (3 performances)
Fri 4 Mar 2022 7:30 pm
Sat 5 Mar 2022 2:00 pm
Sat 5 Mar 2022 7:30 pm
Studio Theatre

This is the reason theatre exists. Powerful, visceral storytelling that speaks to the urgent issues of our time, giving voice to the voiceless. Written by Steve Rodgers, an award-winning writer and actor who grew up in Tasmania, this astonishing new play 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.


Written By Steve Rodgers

Director Blazey Best

Sound Designer Tegan Nicholls

Lighting Designer Verity Hampson

Set & Costume Designer Isabel Hudson

Original Composition by iOTA

Image credit: Robert Catto

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


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“A harrowing, thoughtful, intelligent play. All the actors give strong, authentic performances.”
Daily Telegraph
“Rodgers’ surprisingly sensitive script… centres women and doesn’t excuse or downplay the behaviour of these men."
Time Out

Premium $68 | A Reserve $58
B Reserve $40

A Reserve $48 
B Reserve $35

*all bookings will incur a $5 Transaction Fee


1 hour 10 minutes no interval 

Patrons' Advice

Suitable for ages 16+ 
King of Pigs contains material exploring domestic violence and sexual assault.

Domestic and family violence occurs when someone who has a close personal relationship with you makes you feel afraid, powerless, or unsafe. It can be physical, but can also be emotional and psychological. Non-physical forms of abuse can be just as damaging as physical assaults. If you feel disrespected, unable to be yourself, afraid to disagree, or negotiate for what you want, this may be a sign of abuse. 

It is important to remember that there is help out there. Below are some contacts for resources on how you, or someone you know, can get assistance and support through domestic and family violence. Click here to access the King of Pigs Care Flyer. 

• 1800 RESPECT – National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counseling Service - Call 1800 737 732
• Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
• Mensline Australia 1300 789 978
• Call 000 if you are in danger

Additional points of contact and assistance:
• Lifeline - - 13 11 44
• Services Australia -
• White Ribbon Australia -

As of 01 January 2022, all eligible patrons must be double vaccinated against COVID-19, with an approved vaccine to attend Theatre Royal premises and events. If you require any further information or need to make a change to an existing booking, please contact our Box Office on 03 6146 3300.

Student subscription

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