Seymour Centre and Sport For Jove Theatre Co. present

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

By Horace McCoy

3 - 19 Aug

★★★★ "Quintessential American tale exquisitely executed."

Sydney Morning Herald review for Of Mice and Men

From the company that brought you the award-winning production Of Mice and Men, comes another American classic, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?


One of the greatest novels of the 20th Century, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? plunges us with hypnotic energy into a dark and violent world where people are readily exploited for the pennies that they might bring in from a viewing audience. Marathon dances lasted for weeks, even months, draining their participants of self-respect and gradually turning them into the walking dead.


McCoy dealt with the collapse of humanity in the 20th Century with brutal intensity and originality, pulling no punches and providing a story so rich in its theatricality that it wildly leaps from the page to the stage. Sport for Jove is thrilled to present its new stage adaptation of the seminal novel at the Seymour Centre in 2017, directed by the brilliant Kim Hardwick.


Director: Kim Hardwick

Set and Costume Design: Isabel Hudson

Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane


Q&A after weekday schools matinee performances

Tickets: School groups $25 (one teacher free per 10 students, additional teachers at student price)

Suitable for Years 10 – 12 (Stage 5 – 6)