Shake & Stir Theatre Co presents

Fourteen

16 May 2024 Showing at The Art House Theatre

Info Cast & Creatives Reviews

Info

Due to unforeseen circumstances within the company the Wednesday 15th May 7PM performance of FOURTEEN by Shannon Molloy has unfortunately been cancelled. The company will be proceeding with one show only on Thursday 16th May 7PM.

FOURTEEN

by Shannon Molloy


The year is 1999 and Shannon has a secret.

Shannon Molloy is a year 9 student at an all-boys rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland, with a secret that no one can ever find out. Shannon is gay.

Based on the best-selling memoir by award-winning journalist Shannon Molloy, Fourteen is the inspirational true story of growing up gay in central Queensland, transformed into a powerful must-see theatre production by nationally acclaimed Shake & Stir Theatre Co.

Set to a nostalgic mixtape of 90s bangers from all your faves, from Shania Twain to The Spice Girls, Fourteen addresses the trials and tribulations of growing up with honesty, humour and heart. Equal parts uplifting and heart-wrenching, we follow Shannon in a year of self-discovery set amidst a backdrop of torment, bullying, and betrayal – not just at the hands of his peers, but by the adults who were meant to protect him.

This moving coming-of-age memoir about adversity and tragedy is also a story of resilience, hope, and hilarity – thanks to the love of a group of close-knit friends, a fiercely protective family, an extraordinary mother, and… S Club 7.

So, press play on your Discman, lose yourself in a pumping 90s pop remix, and take a technicoloured trip back to your teens. This is Fourteen.

Funny, sad and true, this is a play that will foster conversation, and save lives.” - The Australian

A must-see.” - Q News

Should not be missed.” - Blue Curtains Brisbane



Cast & Creatives

Writer Shannon Molloy

Adaptors Nelle Lee, Nick Skubij with Shannon Molloy

Director Nick Skubij

Creative Producer Ross Balbuziente

Set Designer Josh McIntosh

Costume Designer Fabian Holford

Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest

Sound Designer Guy Webster

Choreographer Dan Venz

Intimacy Director Michelle Miall

Fight Director Tim Dashwood

Featuring Conor Leach as Shannon Molloy

By Shannon Molloy 

Adapted & created by Shake & Stir Theatre Co

Originally co-produced with QPAC and Brisbane Festival

Reviews

“★★★★★ Shake & Stir has done it again!” -Broadway World

Funny, sad and true, this is a play that will foster conversation, and save lives.” -The Australian

A must-see.” - Q News

Should not be missed.” - Blue Curtains Brisbane

Conor Leach truly is a star.” - The Courier-Mail

In classic Shake & Stir fashion, the performance never shied away from confronting topics, but not without the quick gag slotted in to ease the tension and remind the audience that there is light at the end of the tunnel.” - The Courier-Mail

Utterly captivating, heart wrenching, and witty, this adaption of Shannon Molloy’s memoir was lovingly brought to life.” - Theatre Travels

Venue

The Art House Theatre

Times

Thu 16 May 2024 - 7PM

Important Information

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval
Warnings: This play contains strong coarse language, mature themes, simulated violence, depictions of self-harm and suicide ideation, and sexual abuse. It also contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke effects, and the use of stage cigarettes.

Age recommendation: 14 years and older

Tickets

Adult: $49.00
Concession: $40.00
Encore Member: $40.00
Student: $20.00

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