Horsehead

Style
Black Comedy
Length
60 minutes
Cast
2 male
Awards
NOMINATED FOR 'BEST NEW PLAY' AT THE 2009 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EQUITY AWARDS WON BEST PLAY AT THE ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2012

In Francis Ford Coppola's 1975 groundbreaking film The Godfather, the head of a prize horse is savagely cut off and placed in the bed of a hotshot Hollywood film director for the refusal of a favour... ever thought about the two guys that had to put it there?


A whip-cracking tale of two men (The Fonzie Brothers) given this viciously gruesome task to ensure their future with the mob.


…a kooky, thoroughly enjoyable play… the two actors bounce off each other with perfect comic timing… it is a cleverly imagined farce with a serious question at its heart – what price fame?" – Pip Christmass, The West Australian


Damon Lockwood's HorseHead truly is a great piece of theatre… with no prior knowledge of The Godfather's plot, this reviewer had no problem understanding the content, and thoroughly enjoyed the night… Lockwood and Longley truly command the audience's full attention…" – Emma Bergemier, X-Press Magazine


a 50-minute slapstick gallop full of lots of laughs… a well timed fast-paced farce with the two well-matched actors playing brilliantly off each other…" – Sarah McNeil, The West Australian


HorseHead opened in 2008 at the Blue Room Theatre and was nominated for the Western Australian Equity Guild Award for Best Play.


The premiere season of HorseHead was directed by Mark Storen and performed by Sam Longley and Damon Lockwood. Since then it has been translated into Italian and produced by Les Enfants Terrible/Cattive Compagnie at the Allo Scalo Theatre in Rome, directed by Leonardo Buttaroni (February, 2012).


Cattive Compagnie re-mounted the production in July 2012 for the Inaugural Roma Fringe Festival (Teatro Villa Mercede) and took out 'Best Play Award'. The prize for winning the Roma Fringe was a season at the New York Fringe which was performed in August 2013. Italian audiences love HorseHead and it continues with return seasons including at Teatro Sette (Roma) and Grand Hotel (Giulianova).