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."
"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