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.

A shake & stir theatre production


#The year is 1999 and Shannon has a secret.


Adapted by Shake & Stir Theatre with Shannon Molloy 

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..

Age recommendation: 14+

Friday 19 July - 7:30pm

Empire Cardholder $48.00
Adult $54.00
Concession(Gov Seniors & Pension Card) $50.00
Groups 6+ $49.00
Youth U25yrs $29.00
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100mins with no interval


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

We understand the themes may be triggering for some people.
If you have any concerns about the content of the play, we encourage you to contact the Box Office.

If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are there to help:

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Q Life 1800 184 527

Lifeline 13 11 14


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

A must-see

Q News


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

About ~shake & stir ~ theatre co

About shake & stir theatre co

Established in 2006, Shake & Stir Theatre Co is one of the largest privately owned and operated theatre companies in Australia and a major force on the national and NZ touring landscape. Whether presenting staged adaptations of classic literature, contemporary Shakespeare for young people or politically and socially motivated new work, shake & stir are renowned as producers of high-quality entertainment incorporating cutting edge production values with contemporary relevance and diverse audience appeal.

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Empire Theatres acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Giabal, Jarowair and Western Wakka Wakka people, where we work and present stories. We would like to pay respect to the Elders, past and present and to all First Nations people.

Artwork: Kim Walmsley

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