Fourteen - Theatre Season 2024 - Drama Theatre


Thu, 11 Jul 2024


7:30 PM – 9:10 PM


From $27:00 - $40:00


Townsville Civic Theatre
41 Boundary Street
South Townsville QLD 4810



Presented by Townsville City Council & shake & stir theatre co

Fourteen - Theatre Season 2024 - Drama Theatre


Adapted by shake & stir with Shannon Molloy  

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.

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

Additional Details

Age Suitability:

Parental guidance under 15 years


  • Companion cards
  • Disability parking
  • Disability restroom
  • Hearing loop
  • Nappy changing facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • Wheelchair seating available


Cuisine To Go Menu

Did you know you can now pre-book your meals through Cuisine to Go at least 48 hours before the scheduled show time. Menu varies with performance.

Don't miss this delicious culinary experience at our theatre!

  • One Act: 1 Hour & 40 Minutes (No interval)
  • Suitable for 14+
  • Contains strong coarse language, mature themes, simulated violence, and depictions of sexual abuse.  
  • Contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke effects, and the use of herbal cigarettes.
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