When the body of Raji, a private school boy on exchange from Sri Lanka, is found in the off-leash Dog Park in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne covered in dog bites, it all but destroys the veneer of respectability for the entitled Cavoodle-wielding locals. The dogs might be organically fed and instagrammed to within an inch of their lives, but their humans aren't afraid to brutally establish their pack order, casting aside the weak and frail.
Raji’s death exposes the real prejudices at play in this rarefied world as well as the poisoned chalice of privilege at the prestigious ‘Grammar’, where Raji was being groomed for greatness.
How well does this pack really know each other? And is the bond they share, just like the love of a dog for its owner, an illusion – a fantasy created to ward off the loneliness of today’s world?
“People will say anything when you have a dog. Everything and nothing. ...But my dog’s a thug and hers is a sex maniac so we just stand together in the naughty corner watching.”
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, potentially triggering content or themes, including Violence, Sexual Assault or Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Sexual References, Death, Murder
"Theatre at the top of its game." - Maxim Boon, The Music (for A PRUDENT MAN)
"Sally Faraday has written a Restoration comedy so authentic you would think it had been penned by Aphra Behn, on whose life and work the play comments. The writing is a phenomenal achievement. Five stars." - Diane Dubois, The Scotsman (for PANDORA'S BOX, Edinburgh Fringe)