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Performed by Kenneth MacLeod, Stephen Mitchell, Clare Shamier and Kate Stones.

"Dramatic demonstrations by animal rights activists have whipped up outrage and debate across the country, with the meat industry condemning the vegan protesters’ tactics” Isabelle Lane, The New Daily, April 9 2019.

Abattoir Noir uses dark humour, song, dance, and sketch to expose the cruel practices inherent in the meat industry - in the production of meat products and practices of animal husbandry. It is based almost entirely on verbatim texts quoted in various literary sources, from individuals who work in that industry, shaped into a relentless rhythmic text.

Abattoir Noir audiences say

“…ethically confronting but doesn't ever forget to entertain...Plenty of food for thought!”

 “Moments of crystalline beauty juxtaposed against a relentless script, pounding onwards like a conveyor belt into the depths of Hell.” 

“Infuriating, sad, numbing, funny, real, shocking”

This performance is a further development and the Saturday evening performance will be followed by audience Q and A/Discussion.

About The Red Room

“The Red Room Theatre: regionally based; globally connected; artists who defy easy categorization; a strong, lateral and DIY aesthetic that meets true artistic commitment and the highest levels of technical expertise" Jane Crawley, Director, Arts Investment, Creative Victoria

Donations accepted at the door. 

Performances times:

Saturday 13 July at 8.00pm (with post show audience and artist discussion)
Sunday 14 July at 3.00pm


Warning: Abattoir Noir includes explicit material pertaining to animal cruelty that may be upsetting to some audience members. From ages 18+ only.



The Venue: The Engine Room


Take a seat in the Engine Room and expect the unexpected – intimate, edgy and topical dramas, new pieces and reinterpretations of old favourites.

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  4. The management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  5. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a convenient break in the performance.
  6. The use of cameras or other recording devise and equipment constitutes a breach of copyright and is strictly forbidden.
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