Dogs Barking

pantsguys Productions and the Sydney Fringe present



Dogs Barking

by Richard Zajdlic
directed by Peter Mountford


‘This isn’t a domestic, it’s trespassing.’


Neil is laying claim to the home he abandoned. Alex is determined to stop him. Over the course of a single weekend they scratch in the rubble that remains of their relationship, exhuming stale rows, fresh resentments and some of the tenderness they lost.

From the team that brought you autobahnThe Shape of Things Oh, The Humanity (Sydney Fringe 2011) and the sell-out success Punk Rockpantsguys presents this coruscating study in jealousy, passion and emotional violence.

Dogs Barking came out of the wave of the so-called In Yer Face Theatre, that hit the London Theatre scene in the late 90s. Powerful, uncompromising, and unapologetically brutal, playwrights such as Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane and Richard Zajdlic shook the staid West End to its core. Their influence continues to be felt in much of mainstream theatre today.

Richard Zajdlic has also written (the better episodes) of Eastenders and the groundbreaking lawyer drama This Life.

Dogs Barking intensely follows the breakdown of a relationship, between two thirty-somethings, Alex & Neil.  In this updated version, directed by Peter Mountford (G.Bod Theatre, Shallow Slumber) in collaboration with pantsguys productions, and commissioned especially for Sydney Fringe 2012, over a single weekend these two Sydneysiders rake over the ashes of old arguments, hurts, and tenderness. Dogs Barking is a shocking and claustrophobic look at their lives, together and apart.



Jason Perini

Jamie Irvine

Rebecca Martin

Lara Rosenthal


Director: Peter Mountford

Producer: Alistair Wallace

Designer: Anya Tamsin

Lighting Designer: Sara Swersky


25 – 30 September,  2012


Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm


King Street Theatre, 

644 King Street,  Newtown 2042


$30.50 Full, $25.50 Concession


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For further information please contact Alistair Wallace on 0405 442 162 or