'For the Sinclair family, the cut-throat world of greyhound racing is a religion. And their beloved dog Boy Named Sue is more than a greyhound; he’s their heart and soul on four legs. With the crucial Winnebago Classic on the horizon, Cess Sinclair has one shot at reversing his family’s fortunes for good. Against all the odds, he’s betting on a miracle.
'The Dapto Chaser is warts-and-all Australian comedy that gets its hands dirty with the adrenaline, sweat and guts of the dog racing sub-culture. The Sinclairs are a family trapped in the pressure cooker of gambling addiction and when things don’t go to plan, they are forced to gamble the most important commodity of all – their relationship to each other.
'Playwright Mary Rachel Brown wrote The Dapto Chaser perched in the bleachers track-side, while director Glynn Nicholas will be going on an all-schnitzel diet to get it over the line.' (Production summary)
The Dapto Chaser was produced by Merrigong Theatre Company and opened at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 12 May 2011.
Performed at the Griffin Theatre Company, Kings Cross, Sydney 1 - 25 July 2015.
Director Glynn Nicholas
Set and Costume Designer Georgia Hopkins
Lighting Designer Toby Knyvett
Sound Designer Daryl Wallis
Stage Manager Cara Woods
Producer Dino Dimitriadis
With Danny Adcock, Noel Hodda, Jamie Oxenbould, Richard Sydenham