Season: 
12 Jun 2014 to 28 Jun 2014
Time: 
Mon 7.00pm
Tues – Sat: 8:15pm
Matinee: Wed 18 June 1.15pm; Sat 21 & 28 June 2.15pm
Duration: 
80 minutes, No interval
Venue: 
Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 2
Tickets: 
Tickets $30

Bookings
02 9270 2400

M.ROCK

Presented by
ATYP &  Sydney Theatre Company

Writer
Lachlan Philpott

Director
Fraser Corfield

M.Rock is a magical new play, based on a true story, about the enduring joys of music, dancing and self-discovery. The generation gap just got tighter. Lachlan Philpott is one of the country’s hottest writers, rocketing into the Sydney theatre landscape with the success of Silent Disco for ATYP and the Griffin Theatre Company in 2011.

In his distinctive language, Philpott charts the fortunes of 18-year-old Tracy and her grandmother Mabel. Tracy has just finished school, she’s bought a round-the-world ticket and is flying away to soak up experiences. By contrast, Mabel is stable. She plays piano for The Players, knits for the African appeal and looks after Hilda’s cat.

A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company and directed by Fraser Corfield, M.Rock features Valerie Bader (Australia Day) as the intrepid septuagenarian, as well as a live DJ pumping the energy of the dance floor into the veins of the theatre. Enjoy a delightfully fresh, inter-generational theatre experience that challenges taboos and assumptions about age.

Commissioned by
Australian Theatre for Young People

Featuring
Valerie Bader, Joshua Brennan, Madeleine Jones, Brandon McClelland and Clementine Mills

Creatives

Designer: Adrienn Lord

Lighting Designer:  Benjamin Cisterne

M Rock was developed with the assistance of Playwriting Australia at the 2013 National Play Festival