You read about those kids who know they don’t belong. That they’ve somehow been dumped… and they are in some kind of prison until they can turn 18, just stuck in the middle of the backseat of the car between two kids who do belong.

When so much of our busy lives revolve around the people we interact with on a day-to-day basis, what would happen if one of them disappeared? An assembly called, a footy game postponed, a class interrupted?

Who is Michael Swordfish? And who knows where he’s gone?

Michael Swordfish is the exciting product of a collaboration between playwright Lachlan Philpott and Newington students; a play that traverses the tumultuous landscape of the teenage experience with the sober truth and darkly comic voice of teenage boys.

Michael.  I’ve never said anyone’s name so many times in one week.

Cast & Creative Team

Lachlan Philpott

Tamara Smith

Lighting Design
Richard Neville

Sound Operation
Nick Fitzsimmons

Lighting Operation
Ben Taylor

Michael Swordfish is presented as part of the double bill of ATYP’s Homeroom Series 2017 and is presented as a partnership between Australian Theatre for Young People and Newington College.

Past Productions