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27 Aug—17 Sep

Brisbane Festival, shake & stir theatre co,
and Queensland Performing Arts Centre present

Fourteen

Fourteen

The year is 1999 and Shannon has a secret.

World Premiere

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.

By Shannon Molloy.
Adapted by shake & stir with Shannon Molloy. 


Price

$55 - $75 + Booking Fee

Times

Matinees: Wed 11am, Sat 2pm

Evenings: Tue 6:30pm, Wed-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 6:30pm

Duration

90 minutes (no interval)

Where

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Assistive listening systems available

Important Info

Suitable for ages 14+.

Warning: This play contains strong coarse language, mature themes, simulated violence and depictions of sexual abuse. It also contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke effects, and the use of herbal cigarettes.

We understand the themes may be triggering for some people. If you have any concerns about the content of the play, we encourage you to contact the Box Office.

If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are there to help:

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
Q Life: 1800 184 527
Lifeline: 13 11 14

Schools: access educational packs and schools ticketing here.

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This generation’s Holding the Man — Fourteen is a moving coming-of-age memoir… extraordinary.

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How to get there

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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