Recommended Ages 14+


Adapted by Shake & Stir Theatre Co with Shannon Molloy

Fri 2 Aug


Following a mega sold-out season in 2022, Fourteen is a heart-wrenching and hilarious theatre production set to a 90s soundtrack, with hits from Shania Twain to The Spice Girls!

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 

AUSLAN INTERPRETATION: The performance at 7.30pm will be Auslan Interpreted, select the Auslan reserved seats when purchasing your tickets. If you require assistant, please contact Box Office on (07) 5588 4000 or email

Photo by David Fell

Fri 2 Aug
Theatre 1
Recommended Ages 14+
Performance contains haze effects, adult themes and coarse language.
1 hr 40 mins
Adult $48
Child $26
Seniors/Pensioner $42
Student $26
HOTA Artist & Teachers Pass Holders $36
HOTA Member $41
Student Groups (6+) $21
Fri 02 August - 11:00am & 7:30pm
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 | Guy Webster
Choreographer | Dan Venz
Intimacy Director | Michelle Miall
Fight Director | Tim Dashwood


Photo by David Fell

Photo by David Fell

Photo by David Fell

Photo by David Fell

Photo by David Fell

Photo by David Fell

Photo by David Fell

Photo by David Fell

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Links to Curriculum:
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

General English:
Unit 1: Perspectives and Texts, Unit 2: Texts and Culture, Unit 3: Textual Connections

Essential English:
Unit 2: Texts and Human Experience

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capability.

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

Originally co-produced with QPAC and Brisbane Festival.

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