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28 February - 10 March

The Ninth Floor presents

Milked by Simon Longman

28 February – 10 March 2024

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28 February – 10 March 2024

preview: Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 29 February
opening night: Friday 1 March
duration: 90 minutes
Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $35 – $49
bookings: 03 9662 9966

Simulated violence, coarse language, simulated weaponry, dark themes

Paul is trying to find a job. Snowy is trying to find himself. Fate has other plans.

Simon Longman’s hilarious, heartfelt black-comedy makes its Australian premiere, produced by The Ninth Floor.

Acclaimed director Iain Sinclair (A View From The Bridge and Berlin, MTC) directs Laurence Boxhall (The Mousetrap, Comedy Theatre) and William McKenna (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Snowy and Paul in this mercurial, darkly funny, and deeply human play about friendship, purpose, loneliness, and a cow named Sandy.

With lighting from multi-Green Room award winner Richard Vabre, and a stellar team behind the scenes bringing rural Herefordshire to life in Melbourne, ‘Milked’ sees Snowy and Paul navigate a world where the grass always seems greener on the other side.

Image by Kirsty O’Connor


★★★★ “I defy anyone not to laugh out loud at Milked… It’s an immersive theatrical experience, deepened by the way it traces all the animal pain underneath the comedy.” The Age

★★★★ “Sinclair gives the script and young cast physical and metaphorical space to shine… Boxhall and McKenna ably walk the play’s tonal tightrope, making the audience chuckle then feel sad or uncomfortable a moment later. They have an excellent rapport…” Limelight

“This production is tight, focused and entwines the darkness and the light in a clear-eyed, entertaining way. The audience is in the hands of theatremakers at the top of their craft.” Australian Arts Review

“It’s carried by two excellent performances… McKenna and Boxhall handling the shifts in tone from funny to sad, from harangue to revelation, and realistic to ridiculous with accomplished ease.” Stage Whispers

Writer: Simon Longman

Director: Iain Sinclair

Assistant Director: Kirsty O’Connor

Cast: Laurence Boxhall, William McKenna, Richard Piper

Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre

Set and Costume Design: Louisa Fitzgerald

Sound Design: Connor Brown

Stage Management: Jessica Smart

Production Manager: Ashleigh Walwyn

Fight Choreographer: Lyndall Grant

Producer: Laurence Boxhall

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $35
Concession: $39
Group 6+: $39


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Ticket sales are subject to a booking fee of $2.00 per ticket plus any merchant charges for payments by American Express


28 February
10 March
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