A magical new play about the enduring joys of music and self-discovery, featuring a live DJ pumping the energy of the dancefloor into the veins of the theatre


The Play

'I may never leave the dance floor. Never. Ever. Ever.'

Sydney Theatre Company and
Australian Theatre for Young People present


By Lachlan Philpott

The generation gap just got tighter

M.Rock is a magical new play, based on a true story, about the enduring joys of music, dancing and self-discovery.

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 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 experience. By contrast, Mabel is stable. She plays piano for The Players, knits for the African appeal and looks after Hilda's cat.

When Tracy misses her plane home, Mabel sets off on a quest to find her granddaughter. But what she finds is her inner DJ.

A co-production with atyp 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 dancefloor into the veins of the theatre.

Enjoy a delightfully fresh, inter-generational theatre experience that challenges taboos and assumptions about age.

Duration: 1 hour 20 mins (no interval)
Warning: contains swearing and mild adult themes. Recommended for ages 14+. Contains occasional strong lighting and hazing effects

M.Rock was developed with the assistance of Playwriting Australia.

Previews 12 - 13 Jun 2014
Season 14 - 28 Jun 2014

Season Ticket prices
All tickets $30

Casual ticket prices
All tickets $35

Transaction fees may apply

Pre-season Briefing
Monday 2 June 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Audi Night with the Actors
Monday 16 June 7pm


Director Fraser Corfield
Designer Adrienn Lord
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne
Sound Designer & DJ Jonny Seymour 

Valerie Bader, Joshua Brennan, Madeleine Jones, Brandon McClelland, Clementine Mills.

Photo Michele Aboud

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