Mister Brendan Healy | PIG [2013]
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PIG [2013]

By Tim Luscombe, Buddies in Bad Times

PIG delves into aspects of life that are frequently venal, unpleasant, disturbing and downright tragic. Luc and Taylor meet online, Stevie and Joe get married in a Civil Partnership, and Pig and Knife are two rent boys exploring their death wish. A play that depicts violent sex and sexual violence, PIG is about punishment, redemption, ownership and sacrifice, self-harm and death-wish, role-play and fantasy, and the eroticism of violence and of HIV-AIDS. As a moving and unsentimental exploration of love and identity, it ventures into unexplored theatrical territory via its themes of love, obsession, dependency and addiction, and reappraises attitudes toward the straight mainstream in general and the advent of civil partnerships in particular. A fierce, brave piece which moves romantic ideal and addictive hell so close together as to be tragically imperceptible.


Written by Tim Luscombe
Directed by Brendan Healy
Starring: Bruce Dow, Paul Dunn and Blair Willams
Set and Costumes: James Lavoie
Lighting: Rebecca Picherack
Sound & Music: Antoine Bédard
Produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Production stills by Jeremy Mimnagh


Outstanding Production
New Play (Tim Luscombe)
Direction (Brendan Healy)
Male Performance (Bruce Dow) – winner
Lighting (Rebecca Picherak)