Fourteen

#Main Info

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.

Created By

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 & Composer Guy Webster
Choreographer Dan Venz
Intimacy Director Michelle Miall
Fight Director Tim Dashwood

Featuring Leon Cain, Karen Crone, Judy Hainsworth, Ryan Hodson, Amy Ingram, Conor Leach as Shannon Molloy, and Steven Rooke

Details

By Shannon Molloy
Adapted & created by Shake & Stir Theatre Co

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts
Queensland.

Originally co-produced with QPAC and Brisbane Festival.

Dates

National Tour - 2024

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#Team

Shannon Molloy

Shannon Molloy

Writer

Nelle Lee

Nelle Lee

Adaptor

Nick Skubij

Nick Skubij

Adaptor & Director

Ross Balbuziente

Ross Balbuziente

Creative Producer

Josh McIntosh

Josh McIntosh

Designer

Trent Suidgeest

Trent Suidgeest

Lighting Designer

Guy Webster

Guy Webster

Sound Designer

Fabian Holford

Fabian Holford

Costume Designer

Dan Venz

Dan Venz

Choreographer

Michelle Miall

Michelle Miall

Intimacy Director

Tim Dashwood

Tim Dashwood

Fight Director

Conor Leach

Conor Leach

Cast

Leon Cain

Leon Cain

Cast

Karen Crone

Karen Crone

Cast

Judy Hainsworth

Judy Hainsworth

Cast

Ryan Hodson

Ryan Hodson

Cast

Amy Ingram

Amy Ingram

Cast

Steven Rooke

Steven Rooke

Cast


#Trailer

#Touring Dates

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Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

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Townsville Civic Theatre

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Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre

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Empire Theatre

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Pilbeam Theatre

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Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

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Home of The Arts

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Adelaide Festival Centre

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Darwin Entertainment Centre

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Cairns Performing Arts Centre

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Princess Theatre, Theatre North

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Geelong Performing Arts Centre

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#Reviews

★★★★★

whatstheshow.com.au

★★★★★

Fuse Magazine

★★★★★

Canberra Critics Circle

★★★★★ 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.

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