Darwin Fringe Festival 2023

In July 2023, Big Dog Salad returned to Darwin Fringe Festival to present a Showcase of Short plays!

A smorgasbord of fun, a smattering of excitement and a sprinkle of satire, these plays featured aliens, friendship, libraries, therapy... and more!

This show went on to win the Super Producer Award.

This project was made possible by the Australian Governments Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.



In 2024, Big Dog Salad are launching our first feature film, from the creative vision of Kostadinos Hatzivalsamis! 

Click the link below for more information... 

Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023

In 2023, Big Dog Salad brought their first ever sketch show back to the world for the Adelaide Fringe! 

Big Dog Salad LIVE is the definitive Big Dog Salad show - an hysterical hour of fast-paced comedy with some great sketches! 

Thank you to the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund, the Donor’s Circle and everyone at Adelaide Fringe for making this appearance possible! Especially Shakti, Lynton, The Garage International, and Crack Kitchen!

Big Dog Salad is a team of six creatives (Iona Francis, Jack Macmillan, Kostantine Hatzivalsamis, Michael van Berkel, Pip O'Shea, and Sean Guy) based in Darwin, working together to bring content to the world. Our focus is on surreal sketch comedies such as happy ghosts, interdimensional pizza thieves, calendars with weekends sold separately, and Men in Bins. We also sometimes do a podcast, and sell-out live performances, and make short films for international film festivals. 

Big Dog Salad's theatre shows include:  

BIG DOG SALAD LIVE! (Darwin Fringe Festival 2021) 

UNDER THE TABLE (Darwin Fringe Festival 2022)

UNDER THE TABLE (3-night encore season, Darwin 2022)
BIG DOG SALAD LIVE! (Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023)
BIG DOG SALAD LIVE! (2-night encore season, Darwin 2023)
SHOWCASE OF SHORTS (Darwin Fringe Festival 2023)

KING PADDY (Darwin Pride Festival 2024)

DEATH OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE (Darwin Fringe Festival 2024)