“A dirty little masterpiece.” ★★★★ Herald Sun
“Thematically meaty piece of physical theatre, where every laugh is undercut by a sense of morbid unease.”
★★★★ Fest (Aus)
“Unforgettable… deliciously hard to watch.” ★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald
“A perfect use of movement-based theatre: visceral, visual and violent all at once.” ★★★★ Time Out Sydney
“A fascinating, slapstick, funny and violent little world.” ★★★★ The Advertiser (Adelaide)
“Captivated the audience, continuing to engage, surprise and shock until the grotesque conclusion.” ★★★★★ Hi-Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles
“The most engrossing and satisfying work of physical theatre I’ve seen in the better part of a decade.” The Australian
“A dark hearted jewel.” The Age
Come one; come all to the grimmest show on earth. Enter a macabre world of abattoir dwelling, grey
nosed, genocidal clowns, hell-bent on purging the world of their red nosed compatriots. Buy the
ticket; join the cult; step inside the surreal imagination of one of Australia’s most established,
respected and critically acclaimed theatre ensembles, gone wild with the very blackest comedy and
boundary-pushing physical theatre.
This is a grisly pig-eat-pig world where exclusion, derision and brutality get you places. However, the
count of the catch reveals all is not well. Our sinister heroes are one nose short! In their search for the
victim who has thus eluded them, the horrifyingly hilarious trio combine the forbidding with the
farcical, gathering all that is sinister and taking it to an altogether darker place.
The show is a dissection of individuality and difference, a frightening warning about the horror of the
‘unknown stranger’, and ethnic cleansing; The Long Pigs grapples with adult themes in a complex and
equivocal way. It also takes the term gallows humour to a whole new level. A profound and stylistically
arresting performance, audiences will cackle with laughter even as they wince, tremble and feel their
Selling out in Melbourne and a huge hit at the Sydney International Arts Festival, the show is directed
by Susie Dee (Dee & Cornelius) with elegant set, sound and lighting design, elevated by the crowning
accomplishments of the three performers.
Nicci Wilks, Clare Bartholomew and Mozes, each with considerable reputations across Australia and internationally, play the protagonists.
Nicci is one of the most established Australian physical circus performers to perform at this year’s
Edinburgh Fringe. As well as The Long Pigs, Nicci can be seen in equally critically acclaimed SHIT at
Also one of the foremost contemporary clown performers in Oz, Clare is best known in Edinburgh for
her work on Die Roten Punkte (Otto and Astrid).
Mozes is an exceptional aerialist and physical comedian who has worked with internationally
acclaimed award-winning company Acrobat, toured internationally with Circus Oz, and for the last
decade, has been a core member of Company 2 co-devising and performing in Cantina and Scotch &