The MECC and shake & stir theatre co present Fourteen

The MECC and shake & stir theatre co present Fourteen

Before purchasing tickets, please read the Terms & Conditions.

Two Showtimes: 10.30am & 7.30pm

Fourteen by Shannon Molloy
Adapted by shake & stir with Shannon Molloy

The year is 1999 and Shannon has a secret.

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..

Age Recommendation: 14 years +

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes (no interval)

Warnings: This play contains strong coarse language, mature themes, simulated violence, depictions of self-harm and suicide ideation, and sexual abuse. It also contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke effects, and the use of stage cigarettes.

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

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This performance is proudly supported by the Pathways to Performance Program with thanks to BMA, The Friends of the MECC and Glencore Hail Creek Open Cut Mine.

Pathways to performance program

We want to inform you that there will be a change in venue location at the MECC for the upcoming event due to the temporary closure of the Auditorium.

All tickets will be transferred automatically to the new location once confirmed. Our team will be reaching out to patrons individually with further details.

We understand that changes like these can be inconvenient, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this adjustment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support.

Make your experience complete and enjoy one of our delicious boxes.

Our boxes are available to pre-order online and limited boxes will be available to purchase pre-show, until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.

Trio of Dips Box $11 (serves one)
Enjoy house made dips served with warmed naan bread

MECC Antipasto Boxes $15 (serves one)
Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of assorted cheeses, house made relish, gourmet danish salami, water crackers and seasonal fresh and dried fruits

Pre-order cut-off:
Boxes only available to pre-order up to 10am the day prior to event.  If event is on a weekend pre-orders close at 10am the Friday prior.

Buy at the event:
Limited boxes will be available to purchase at the event from the retail café until sold out.

Collection at the event: 
Boxes will be available for collection from the retail café 60 minutes prior to event, food can be taken into the Auditorium.


Tuesday 30 July 2024, 10.30am

Tuesday 30 July 2024, 7.30pm

Retail Café and Candy Bar - Join us 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), we offer drinks, delicious food, and candy options.

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.


Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

30 July, 2024
A Reserve

$25 Adult
$22 Friend/MECC Member
$22 Concession | $22 Pensioner
$22 Under 30’s
$18.50 School Group
$22 Group 6+
$88 Family (2 Adult & 2 Children)

B Reserve

$22 Adult
$18.50 Friend/MECC Member
$18.50 Concession | $18.50 Pensioner
$18.50 Under 30’s
$18.50 School Group
$18.50 Group 6+
$74 Family (2 Adult & 2 Children)

$2.90 Phone Administration Fee

Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.