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Hide and Squeak – Rat Tales Increasing Across City

BY ALEC SMART   Loiter behind a city restaurant after sunset and chances are you’ll encounter some of our oldest, and often most feared, companions rummaging for food scraps. Usually reticent and inclined to nocturnal wanderings, lately they’re becoming bolder, frequently seen scrounging in broad daylight. An increase in rat activity across Sydney’s city and […]

NAKED CITY – PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE RATSAK!

If you believe a recent report in the Daily Telegraph, “Sydney is in the grip of a rat plague so big it is threatening to undermine the city’s reputation with overseas visitors”. The report goes on to say “There are now more disease-ridden rats living in Sydney than people, and requests for exterminations have doubled in […]

Rats

You’ve heard about one show with one point of view, but what about two? In Rats, written and directed by Chris Huntly-Turner from Fledgling Theatre Company, a complicated story is split into two plays. These stories take place during WWII, following a group of Australian men fighting in Tobruk, North Africa, and the women they left behind in […]

THE NAKED CITY: RAT CATCHER IN THE RYE

Rats – their very name evokes shock and paranoia. Particularly if you were living in Sydney circa 1900, when the dreaded bubonic plague arrived in a protracted series of deadly outbreaks. The nasty rodents were blamed for spreading the disease via fleas to humans, and the city employed dozens of rat catchers to combat their […]