Date & time
Friday 2nd August 2024
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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..
★ ★★★★ ‘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
General Drama 11-12:
Unit 1 Share, Unit 2 Reflect, Unit 3: Challenge, Unit 4: Transform.
Drama in Practise 11-12:
Unit A: Collaboration, Unit C: Contemporary, Unit D: Commentary
Unit 1: Perspectives and Texts, Unit 2: Texts and Culture, Unit 3: Textual Connections
Unit 2: Texts and Human Experience
General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capability.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.