Written and Directed by Shane Pike
PRESENTED BY WAX LYRICAL PRODUCTIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE
Award-winning company, Wax Lyrical Productions, presented the world premiere of Nineteen, a dark comedy about four young men, Noah, George, Adam and Josh, living in a share house. From the outside they seem like fun, lovable larrikins but underneath the bravado and binge drinking lurks something more sinister.
From beers and brotherhood to loss and loneliness, this endearing story uncovers the hidden side of finding yourself in a world filled with complexity and confusion. Crafted from interviews with over ninety young people, the four mates at the heart of Nineteen reflect the hopes and fears of the next generation. Amongst the laughs and unmistakable Australian sense of humour, writer/director Shane Pike unmasks the complexity and fear our brothers and mates are living with which, if left uncovered, can result in the greatest of tragedy.
This show will leave a lasting impression.
Wax Lyrical Productions is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Writer/Director - Shane Pike
Associate Director/Producer - Natalie Lazaroo
Production Manager: Sophie McKeown
LX Designer: Jason Glenwright
Production Design: Claire McFadyen
Make up Artist: Brittany Iseppi
Stage Manager: Samuel Seagrott
Assistant Stage Managers: Stephanie Elliot and Benjamin Mostert
Noah: Silvan Rus
Adam: Daniel Hurst
Josh: Jackson McGovern
George: Leonard Donahue
"A story that must be told"
Caroline Russo - Hush Hush Biz
"[Nineteen] reveals not only an unmistakable Australian sense of humour but rips apart the mythology of masculinity, making it an important and necessary work for right now."
Meredith Walker - Blue Curtains Brisbane
"Shane Pike: Now he can write!"
Oliver Hetherington Page - Ride Home Review