After stunning audiences in London and New York, 'Girls & Boys' makes its Melbourne premiere starring Nikki Shiels ('The Picture of Dorian Gray'), opening on Thursday 27 October at Arts Centre Melbourne.
A smart, witty woman. A funny, passionate man. They meet, fall in love, get married, start a family. So far, so unremarkable. Their life together accumulates its regular successes and disappointments, its many universal touchpoints, until it takes an unexpected turn all too shocking, and all too common.
A devastatingly astute and timely new work from Tony Award-winning British playwright Dennis Kelly (Matilda: The Musical) and directed by Helpmann Award-winner Kate Champion (Never Did Me Any Harm), Girls & Boys is an extraordinary one-woman show that will stay with you long after the curtains close.
Girls & Boys at Arts Centre Melbourne
- Dates 21 October – 26 November
- Opening Night Thursday 27 October
- Venue Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
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With an unforgettable performance by Nikki Shiels – who was the alternate performer to Eryn Jean Norvill in The Picture of Dorian Gray – this powerful production promises to have you in fits of laughter before hitting home with an impact that will leave you reeling.
Director Kate Champion said “witnessing Nikki Shiels, an actress in such command because of her exceptional skills, diving deep into Dennis Kelly’s funny, yet devastating play Girls & Boys is a director’s dream.”
Shiels has previously worked with Melbourne Theatre Company on Home, I’m Darling, The Cherry Orchard, True Minds, Top Girls and Don Parties On, and has also notably worked on The Picture of Dorian Gray, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Cheery Soul and Three Sisters for Sydney Theatre Company.
Shiels won the 2020 Green Room Award for Most Outstanding Performer for her performance as Judy Martin in Home, I’m Darling for Melbourne Theatre Company.
Tickets for Girls & Boys are on sale now. For more information visit mtc.com.au