★★★★ “The perfect night at the theatre.” Broadway World

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

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 (it could be Bathurst), 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.

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

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

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Originally co-produced with QPAC and Brisbane Festival.

Event and Ticket Details

Accessibility
Hearing Aid Loop Wheelchair Access
Location
Ian Macintosh Theatre 105 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Get Directions
Prices

BMEC Members Adults $39 / Concession $33

Non-Members* Adults $45 / Concession $39

* A transaction fee applies

Event Notes

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.

Shake & Stir Theatre Co
QPAC
Creative Australia
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