Brave. Gritty. Authentic.

The new brand of independent theatre


Current production


DATES & TIMES                                                                                                                                Tuesday - Saturday: 7:30 PM                                                                                                              Sunday: 5:00 PM   

18, 19, 20, 22 May

Wednesday 23rd May (invitation only)

2hrs (including interval)

Adult: $37.00
Concession*: $32.00
Previews: $25.00                                                                                                                                In your 20's: $20.00 (Thursdays only)  

*Concession tickets are available to Seniors, DVA & Student Card Holders and MEAA Equity Members.


The Walworth Farce...

Dinny has kept his two boys Sean and Blake locked away from the dangers of the world in a tiny flat on Walworth Road South London ever since bringing them from Ireland as young boys. He endlessly forces them to perform a farce at 11am every morning which is the story of their final day in their homeland. But as the outside world begins to infiltrate their seclusion and cracks begin to appear in Dinny's version of events the blurry line between truth and lies threatens to tear the family apart.

Equal parts hilarious, menacing, absurd, terrifying, tender, violent, and deeply moving The Walworth Farce is a wild exploration into what can happen when we get stuck inside the stories we tell. Because in the end… what are we, if we’re not our stories?



                                                                                                            VENUE                                                                                          Kings Cross Theatre                                                                   Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William St Kings Cross

CAST                                                                                              Rachel Alexander                                                                  Laurence Coy                                                                                Robin Goldsworthy                                                                        Troy Harrison

Written by Enda Walsh                                                        Directed by Kim Hardwick                                                                  Assistant Director Sarah Hadley
Produced by Workhorse Theatre Company
Set & Costume Design by Isabel Hudson
Lighting Design by Martin Kinnane
Sound design by Benjamin Freeman
Stage Management by Stephanie Kelly                                            Dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley                                                  Fight choreographer Scott Witt                                                      Production assistant Willow McCauley                                         




Collaborating. Growing artistically. Telling the stories.


Founded in Sydney in 2011, Troy Harrison, Zoe Trilsbach, Nick Bartlett and Katherine Beck began as a group of actors with the same goal in mind; to continue to sharpen our skills on a regular basis. Inspired by a masterclass with U.S acting coach Larry Moss we started a weekly workout with good writers and good scripts. One thing led to another and we took the initiative and started a theatre company with the dream of collaborating and growing artistically, telling the stories we wanted to explore beyond mainstream theatre. As a group of hard-working, dedicated individuals, the name ‘Workhorse’ seemed an appropriate reflection of our work ethic.


Previous productions.

one of the real stunners of the independent scene
— Jo Litson, Scene and Heard
a fiercely good production
— Australian Stage Online
Unless miracles occur for the rest of 2013, The Motherf**ker with the Hat has to be right at the top of the list of best ensembles, best productions and best individual performances we are likely to see in Sydney this year
— Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
There are, however, two unmissable productions in Sydney at present: Sydney Theatre Company’s Children of the Sun and Workhorse Theatre Company’s revival of it’s 2013 hit The Motherf**ker with the Hat
— Deborah Jones, The Australian
The most powerful hour on stage in Sydney right now
— Stage Whispers - 4:48 Psychosis
The performances and exquisitely wrought production make this an absorbing, tender, shocking and extraordinary 65 minutes
— Stage Noise - 4:48 Psychosis

Make independent theatre possible.

Workhorse Theatre Company is an ensemble of hard-working artists committed to inspiring our audience members with risk-taking theatre. Our company cannot survive on box office sales alone. With the assistance of our individual supporters and corporate sponsors, we can continue to create, educate and entertain, ensuring the future of independent theatre in Sydney.

To donate or for information on sponsorship or corporate partnership: please contact us via email admin@workhorsetheatreco.com

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.