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Pork Chop took a big leap of faith only two years after its inception
and produced a festival of theatre, art, argument & film.
The ‘Festival Of The Pig’ centred on
‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’, by Tom Stoppard.

This was accompanied by:
Pigs on the Wall – an art exhibition;
ChopFest – a short film festival;
and Hogwash – a series of debates.

Click on the logos to read about each event:

Pig on the wall Pigfest Hogwash


By Tom Stoppard


venue: Parramatta Riverside Theatre
date: 5th June

venue: Glen Street Theatre
date: 6th July

venue: Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
date: 5th - 30th August


Rosencrantz - Anthony Lawrence
Guildenstern - Jeremy Sims
The Player - Ross Hall
Hamlet - Richard Sydenham
Gertrude - Elizabeth Sloboda
Claudius - Mariusz Zalejski
Polonius - Michael Beckley
Ophelia - Lanie Loughlin
Alfred - Jamie Oxenbauld
Player - Reg Cribb
Player - Michael Gwynne
Player - David James
Player - Berynn Schwerdt


Jeremy Sims - Director
Michael Beckley - Assistant Director
Andrew Raymond - Set & Costume Designer
Collette Dinnigan - Court Costume Designer
Victoria Springs - Court Jewellery
Mark Truebridge - Lighting Designer
Bernie Lynch - Composer
Toby Oliver - Cinematographer
Toby Oliver - Editor
Liam Egan - Film Sound Recordist
Wendy McDougall - Film Producer
Mariusz Zalejski - Movement Choreographer
Elizabeth Sloboda - Movement Choreographer
Andrew Raymond - Production Manager
Pene Quarry - Stage Manager
Duncan Browne - Production Assistant
Annette Ribbons - Wardrobe Co-ordinator
Diversion Productions - Construction
Scenographic Studios - Scenic Art
Lani Loughlin - Assist. to Company Manager
Thea McLeod - Melbourne Co-orindator
Wendy McDougall - Company Photographer
Gil Webley - Producer

the film:
Anthony Lawrence - Rosencrantz
Jeremy Sims - Guildenstern
Allan Bujayer - The Messenger
Sean O’Shea - Horatio
Robert Mammone - Ambassador
Ross Anderson - Ambassador
Emily Louise Barrett - Ambassador
George Adamson - Queen
Ruth Pieloor - extra
Alice Irvine - extra
Skye Loneragan - extra
Michelle Stephenson - extra
Tara-Lee Burke - extra
Kate Bookallil - extra
Polona Turton - extra
Gwyneth Price - extra
Rebecca Hobbs - extra
Ben Stephens - extra


Director - Jeremy Sims
Cinematographer - Toby Oliver
Composer - Bernie Lynch
Editor - Toby Oliver
Production Designer - Andrew Raymond
1st Assistant Director - Lou Grech
Assistant to Toby Oliver - Justin Hammerschmidt
Gaffer - Stephen Monk
Gaffer - Paul Warren
Gaffers Assistant - Will Hebden
Grip - Chris Davies
Grips Assistant - Andy Lee
Art Director - Lou Grech
Art Department - Nell Hanson
Crew Assistant - Michael Beckley
Hair & Make up - Wendy Wilkinson
Stills Photographer - Wendy McDougall
Sound Recordist - Libby Gahl
Sound Recordist - Michael Beckley
Boom Operator - Scott Ferguson
Film Sound Designer - Liam Egan
Post Sync - David White
Producer - Wendy McDougall
Consultant - Nikki Roller
Executive Producer - Gil Webley

“.. extraordinarily vivid...” The Australian 1997

".. imaginative, brave, energised theatre” Drum Media June 1997

".. the stage work of Lawrence and Sims is rock solid” Sunday Age August 10 1997

"If this is what Pork Chop is capable of, I'd like to see more" Herald Sun, Melbourne August 11 1997

"Pork Chop Productions is a young energetic, Sydney based company with an ethos based on dynamism, brashness and chutzpah to spare" Herald Sun, Melbourne August 11 1997

"... without doubt the finest theatre to hit Sydney this year..." Hills News 1997