A playful night of theatre with high-octane performances and innovative hand-held technology


The Play

'A cross between Big Brother and an Italian election.'

The Independent (UK)

Sydney Theatre Company presents
The Border Project, Ontroerend Goed,
Drum Theatre Plymouth and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd,
in association with Adelaide Festival


Created by The Border Project and Ontroerend Goed
with text by Alexander Devriendt and the original cast

Only one will survive

We first encountered the maverick Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed when they performed the enthralling Once and for All We're Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up and Listen in 2009. We enjoyed it so much we got together with them in 2012 to create the tiny epic A History of Everything which then toured to Europe, the United States and Perth International Arts Festival.

Now they're back - along with Adelaide company The Border Project, who also collaborated with us in 2011's Vs Macbeth - in a brand new interactive theatre experience.

Five contenders. Five rounds. You choose.

Employing high octane performance and innovative hand-held voting technology, Fight Night is a playful and immersive night of theatre. While your vote may reflect the personalities on stage, the process will be just as revealing about yourself. How fast do you judge or condemn people? Based on what? In a society where beauty prevails and even the world of politics is not safe from the cult of celebrity, director Alexander Devriendt has created a clever political game, treading a fine line between democracy and the tyranny of majority.

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)
Warning: contains swearing and mild adult themes

The Border Project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Government of South Australia. Ontroerend Goed is funded by the Flemish Community, The Province of East Flanders and the city of Ghent.

Previews 20 & 21 Mar 2014
Season 23 Mar - 13 Apr 2014

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening $55
Adult $50
Seniors cardholder $40
Concession $35
Preview $40 
Under 30 $30

Casual ticket prices
Saturday evening $65
Adult $60
Senior $50
Concession $40
Under 30 $35
Preview $45

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Audi Night with the Actors
Tue 1 Apr 7pm

Director Alexander Devriendt
Scenography & Costumes Sophie De Somere
Scenography & Lighting Design Lilith Tremmery
Tour Technicians Jon Barron, Lilith Tremmery
Composers Cameron Goodall, David Heinrich
Sound Designer David Heinrich
Photography Sarah Eechaut

Sophie Cleary, Valentijn Dhaenens, David Heinrich, Angelo Tijssens, Roman Vaculik, Charlotte Vandermeersch

Photo Sarah Eechaut 

"A cross between Big Brother and an Italian election" The Independent (UK)

"Whether you're fan of political metaphors, intelligent comedy or even just judging people, Fight Night is the perfect unique theatre experience for you"  The Brag

"Fight Night is a playful and immersive night of theatre. While your vote may reflect the personalities on stage, the process will be just as revealing about yourself" The Daily Review

"This is witty, engaging political theatre" Arts Hub

Features and interviews
The Australian: The hot seat
The Guardian: Ontroerend Goed's Fight Night - the audience get its revenge?
Sydney Morning Herald: Mind games

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