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THEATRE: 'Fourteen' by Shake & Stir at QPAC

12 June 2024

Season: June 12th - July 6th, 2024

Dates: June 12 - July 6, 2024

Venue: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Price: $59 - $79

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval).

Description: Relive the poignant journey of Shannon Molloy's fourteenth year of life in this emotionally charged production by Shake & Stir Theatre Co. Following a hugely successful season in 2022, this critically acclaimed adaptation of Molloy's best-selling memoir returns to QPAC. Set in 1999, the play delves into Shannon's life as a year 9 student in a rugby-mad all-boys Catholic school in coastal regional Queensland. Concealing a secret that threatens to upend his world, Shannon grapples with the challenges of self-discovery amidst a backdrop of bullying, torment, and betrayal.


Fourteen is a powerful account of adversity and resilience, infused with hope, humour, and the unwavering support of loved ones. Set to a nostalgic soundtrack of 90s hits, the production captures the essence of the era, transporting audiences back to their own teenage years.


Important Information:

  • Warning: This play contains strong coarse language, mature themes, simulated violence, depictions of self-harm and suicide ideation, and sexual abuse. It also includes strobe lighting, theatrical smoke effects, and the use of stage cigarettes.

  • Age Recommendation: This production is recommended for ages 14+.


Experience the emotional depth and raw honesty of Fourteen. Book your tickets now through QPAC.

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