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Stalking the Bogeyman

The Australian premiere

25 years after he was sexually assaulted, David Holthouse learns that his ‘bogeyman’ has moved into his new neighbourhood. Armed with a pistol and a plan, he plots to enact revenge on the man who stole his childhood.

Presented by Neil Gooding Productions and NewYorkRep, in association with Red Line Productions.

Stalking the Bogeyman was first written by Holthouse as a first-hand account in the Denver Westword newspaper and subsequently featured as a podcast on This American Life.

Holthouse has now adapted his thrilling story into a play with award-winning playwright Markus Potter. We are proud to present the Australian premiere of this “challenging and thought-provoking piece of theatre” (Sunday Times) at the Old Fitz Theatre.

Directed by Neil Gooding (Dogfight, Passion) and featuring Graeme McRae (Secret City, Birdland, On the Shore of the Wide World) as David Holthouse. With an incredible ensemble cast of Noel Hodda (Janet King, Rake), Radek Jonak (Red Dog, The Secret Daughter), Deborah Jones (Top of the Lake, A Place to Call Home), Alexander Palacio (In The Heights) and Anne Tenney (A Country Practice, The Castle), Stalking the Bogeyman is a riveting true story of abuse, survival and vengeance.

“Chilling. Heartbreaking. Breathtaking.” – The New York Times.

“An unflinching vision of the soul-eating effects of shame.” – The Standard UK.

“Brave and unflinching, intense and tightly executed. A challenging and thought-provoking piece of theatre that needs to be told.” – Sunday Times.

“Extraordinary. Beautifully constructed, highly recommended.” – BBC London.



Mondays, 9am to 6pm
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm
Sundays, 5pm to 7pm

Wednesday 23 May to Saturday 23 June 2018

Except Monday 28 May, Monday 4 June, Queen's Birthday and Monday 18 June


Preview / Tuesday: $33.00
General admission: $45.00
Concession: $38.00

Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • People who are blind or have low vision

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