M.Rock

M.ROCK

BY LACHLAN PHILPOTT

When I’m up there all I hear is YES and it feels bloody good

Tracey is 18 and a little impulsive. She’s meant to start a nursing degree in March, but right now she just wants to dance all night. So she heads off on a European holiday (remember those?), clutching the lucky rabbit’s foot her grandmother gave her.

Mabel is your typical grandmother. She plays piano for The Players and knits for the Africa appeal. But when Tracey skips her flight home and doesn’t get in touch, Mabel leaves her stable life to go find her. So what if she’s never been further than Canberra? She ends up in Berlin, and before long she’s over her jetlag, clubbing until sunrise with people who seize life with both hands. As the nights go on, Tracey and Mabel keep missing each other, but they’re finding themselves.

After burning the house down in our original 2014 sell-out co-production with Sydney Theatre Company, Valerie Bader will shine brighter than a mirrorball as Mabel in this life-affirming play by Lachlan Philpott. Whether you’re a grandparent or a grandkid, young or simply young at heart, Fraser Corfield’s delightful production will make you glad you put on your pearls.

★★★★ – ArtsHub

“It’s hard to think of anyone more suited to this role than the wonderful Valerie Bader.”
– The Australian

WARNINGS: Some strong language, mild adult themes, irresistibly sick beats

Season 2022

Previews 3 – 4 May
Season 7 – 29 May

Schools Shows
11am Wed 18, 25 May
Book here

Audio described performance
6.30pm Wed 25 May

Post-show In Conversation [free]
Wed 18 May
Register here

Times

6.30pm Tuesday – Wednesday
7.30pm Thursday – Friday
2pm, 7:30pm Saturday
5pm Sunday

Duration

1 Hours 20 Minutes (no interval)

Ages

13+

Venue

The Rebel Theatre
Pier 2/3, 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000, Eora Country

Bookings

Pricing

Adult $65
Concession $50
Under 26 $45
Group 8+ $60
Preview $45—$55
Schools shows $25
(one teacher free per 10 students)

Creative Team

WRITER
Lachlan Philpott

DIRECTOR
Fraser Corfield

DRAMATURG
Jane FitzGerald

DESIGNER
Melanie Liertz

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Trent Suidgeest

STAGE MANAGER
Sorie Bangura

WITH
Valerie Bader
Milena Baraclough-Nesic
Bryn Chapman Parish
Darius Williams
And featuring Venus Guy Trap

PHOTO
Luke Stambouliah

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