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Trophy Boys

It is the biggest night of Melbourne’s academic calendar, the Grand Finale of the Year 12 Interschool Debating Tournament, and the all-boys team from the elite St Imperium college are ready to totally annihilate their sister school - until...

Featuring a cast of female and non-binary performers in drag, the work uses queering as a playful and powerful tool to interrogate the well-documented culture of toxic masculinity, misogyny and internalised homophobia in elite boys schools - and their pipeline into the highest offices of power in the country. 

Trophy Boys played to sold out audiences at La Mama's Explorations Season, before returning for another sold-out season as part of Midsumma Festival at FortyFiveDownstairs in early 2023, and will be returning to tour in 2024... Watch this space. 

"★★★★★ Hilarious, devastating and a revelation... Drag at its most satirical and incisive... The script is powerful and ferociously intelligent." - The Age

"I hope this play not only tours every private boys’ school in the country but becomes mandatory viewing for politicians and parliamentary bureaucrats."
- ArtsHub


"Holy Shit. This was INCREDIBLE. What a powerful piece of theatre. Emmanuelle Mattana is a F**KING FORCE. This script is FIRE... I left the theatre shaking with how good it was." - Clementine Ford

"An absolute tour de force of satirical genius" - Theatre Travels

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