Geelong Arts Centre’s Must-See Show of Love & Inclusivity: Fourteen

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Geelong Arts Centre’s Must-See Show of Love & Inclusivity: Fourteen

Words by Staff Writer

Geelong Arts Centre upcoming show LGBTQI+ production Fourteen is a must-see as part of their winter season.

The year is 1999. The same year that June was first officially recognised as Pride Month, a 14-year-old Shannon Molloy was experiencing the most pivotal year of his young life, grappling with the complexities of growing up gay in Australia. Fourteen, a brand new theatre production coming to your arts centre from 30 – 31 August, tells the heartfelt story of growing up queer in regional Queensland and explores the struggles, the excitement, the heartbreak and the joy of it all, from school yard confrontations to finding your people and learning what it is to be proud.  

Fourteen Details

When: 30 – 31 August

Where: Geelong Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong

Cost: $45 – $69

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“I wrote a book about my experiences of growing up gay in regional Queensland in the late 1990s, chronicling not just the hellish hardship, but also the glimmers of hope, kindness and love that got me through – the reasons I survived,” explains director Shannon Molloy  

That book, now a national touring stage show, provides audiences of all walks of life the opportunity to resonate with not only the queer community, but with parents and siblings who’ve had to step up for someone they love, for kids from broken homes, for those from a suffocating small town and ultimately, for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t belong.  

Honouring their commitment to standing with the LGBTQIA+ community, Geelong Arts Centre is proud to program performances within their SEASON 2024 that showcase queer and non-binary storytelling. Celebrating Australian storytelling and starting important conversations, Fourteen is the perfect blend of honesty, comedy, colour and connection.  

“The very last thing I imagined was my life being saved by a cheesy late ’90s bubblegum pop song,” says director, Shannon Molloy

Tackling heavy themes and raw emotion, this theatre piece finds the perfect balance of nuanced storytelling with a pumping mega mix of your favourite 90’s bangers. Spinning the likes of the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, JLo, Kylie Minogue, Vanessa Amorosi, Shania Twain, Toni Braxton & Cece Peniston (just to name a few), this production will leave your heart full, smile wide and soul ready for a boogie.  

Please note, this show contains coarse language, mature themes, simulated violence, and depictions of self-harm, suicide ideation and sexual abuse.   

Head here to lock in your tickets to Fourteen today.    

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