24 — 28 April 2019


By The Farm — Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast

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Throttle is a B-grade thriller viewed from within the safety of your own car. Lit by your headlights, heard through your car radio and seen through your windscreen, this is a live-action drive in with a difference, brought to you by Helpmann Award-winning Gold Coast Dance Theatre Company, The Farm.

A single pane of glass allows us to feel separated from the world outside. It absorbs road rage and shields us when we sing along to the car stereo, but what happens when we’re invaded in that bubble of safety?

The Farm is a movement collective of like-minded artists, whose physical performances share the fragility and strength of the human condition. From traditional theatre and dance to outdoor installations, film and immersive theatrical experiences, The Farm’s leading-edge, critically-acclaimed works aim to defy all expectations and genres — as well as gravity.

With co-directors Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood both behind the wheel, The Farm brings this tyre-squealing show to a drive-in showground-theatre near you.

Scream with delight, dive under the dashboard or grip the hand of your fellow passenger and ignite some fun-fuelled passion. Throttle is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Buckle your seatbelts. You’re in for a ride.

Recommended for ages 15+, contains sexual reference, violence and course language

The Bleach* 2019 season of Throttle is now SOLD OUT.

Creative Credits


At The Farm, work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.

Directed and Created by Gavin Webber & Grayson Millwood

Performed and Created by Kate Harman, Essie Horne, Thomas E. S. Kelly & Michael Smith

Lighting Design and Production Management by Chloe Ogilvie

Sound Design by Luke Smiles

Sound Associate Anna Whitaker

Lighting Concept by Mark Howett

Stunt training by Keir Beck and AP8 

Image by Art-Work Agency



Commissioned and Produced by Bleach* Festival
Supported by Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Australian Federal Government through Australia Council for the Arts. Throttle Research Development  produced by Performing Lines, supported by the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts.

The Farm are proudly supported by The City of Gold Coast.

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Creative partner of Bleach* Festival since 2011