Shannon Molloy is a year 9 student at an all-boys rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland, with a secret that no one can ever find out. Shannon is gay.

Based on the best-selling memoir by award-winning journalist Shannon Molloy, Fourteen is the inspirational true story of growing up gay in central Queensland, transformed into a powerful must-see theatre production by nationally acclaimed shake & stir theatre co.

Set to a nostalgic mixtape of 90s bangers from all your faves, from Shania Twain to The Spice Girls, Fourteen addresses the trials and tribulations of growing up with honesty, humour and heart. Equal parts uplifting and heart-wrenching, we follow Shannon in a year of self-discovery set amidst a backdrop of torment, bullying and betrayal — not just at the hands of his peers, but by the adults who were meant to protect him.

This moving coming-of-age memoir about adversity and tragedy is also a story of resilience, hope and hilarity — thanks to the love of a group of close-knit friends, a fiercely protective family, an extraordinary mother and... S Club 7.

So press play on your discman, lose yourself in a pumping 90s pop remix and take a technicoloured trip back to your teens. This is Fourteen.

Event Access

Suitable for ages 14+

Warning: This play contains strong coarse language, mature themes, simulated violence, depictions of sexual abuse and references to suicide. It also contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke effects, and the use of herbal cigarettes.

We understand the themes may be triggering for some people. If you have any concerns about the content of the play, we encourage you to contact the Box Office.

If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are there to help:

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
Q Life: 1800 184 527
Lifeline: 13 11 14

Venue Access

Mobility Difficulties
Your visit to QPAC may involve some stairs. If you use a wheelchair or require assistance due to mobility difficulties, please call 136 246 to book accessible seating or email to enquire.
Each theatre has lifts which assist patrons with mobility difficulties to access all foyers.
QPAC has a number of wheelchairs available for patron use. These are available from staff at each designated visitor drop off area listed below.

Parking and Drop Off
Please be aware that the set down areas have limited capacity and we recommend you allow sufficient time for possible delays. For more information, visit QPAC's Getting Here Page:

Wheelchair seating
All QPAC venues have dedicated seating options for patrons in wheelchairs and their guests.
In order to ensure the best possible experience, it is essential we obtain all necessary information at the time of booking. Bookings for wheelchair seating can be made in person at the Box Office or by calling 136 246. To enquire please send an email to

Accessible Toilets
Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on ground level, Mezzanine, Lower Minstrel and Levels 2 and 4 of the Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall foyers and Level 1 for the Playhouse and Cremorne Theatre foyers.

Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs
QPAC welcomes patrons accompanied by guide, hearing or assistance dogs and our staff are trained to meet the needs of support dogs and their handlers.
Please notify the Box Office staff at the time of your booking if you are visiting QPAC accompanied by your support dog.

Hearing in the Theatre
All theatres are equipped with Sennheiser Infra-Red Sound Reinforcement. This system can assist patrons with all levels of hearing impairment including hearing aids.
The Sennheiser equipment can be obtained, free of charge, from any cloakroom.
Please notify us when making a booking on 136 246 or by calling Reception before you arrive on (07) 3840 7400 and our Front of House staff will ensure the system is ready for you to collect when you arrive.

Auslan Interpreted Performances-
Selected performances are professionally signed by Auslan interpreters. Bookings for Auslan interpreted performances are made through QPAC Group Sales: (07) 3840 7466 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or

Event type

Other accessible and inclusive event

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