Gonzois about teenage boys and pornspecifically, how often they watch it, who they watch it with, and why.

In Gonzo, four teenage boys will get up close and personal to candidly reveal their relationship with porn. They’ll divulge alarming and uncensored perspectives that will make your jaw drop, as we delve into a squeamishbut long overdueconversation about how internet porn is affecting adolescent boys.

Set to be our most talked-about show of the year, Gonzo lays bare the facts of modern life in the age of instant access to ‘adults-only’ zones. We suggest you leave your preconceptions at the door as Gonzo / pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn.

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UPDATE TO GONZO AGE RECOMMENDATION

Due to the sensitive material of Gonzo and the variables of devised and improvised theatre, St Martins and Malthouse Theatre have recommended this work for audiences 18+. The work is being celebrated by audiences with only one concern, that under 18s should engage with the work.

Our answer to that is: they can.

St Martins’ ethos is that adults and children are equals, so we welcome teenagers aged 15+ to attend Gonzo. Malthouse Theatre is pleased to offer specially priced tickets for under 30s.

Please be advised that the production contains graphic language and nude imagery.

"A POLL OF NEARLY 700 12 TO 13-YEAR-OLDS REVEALS THAT…ONE IN TEN CHILDREN IS WORRIED THAT HE OR SHE IS ADDICTED TO PORNOGRAPHY"
— The Conversation

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A co-production with St Martins Youth Arts Centre.

Key Image: Andrew Gough
Images: Sarah Walker

Partners

CONCEPT & DIRECTION / 

Clare Watson

CREATED WITH THE ST MARTINS ENSEMBLE* /

Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble
*Based on interviews with the generous teenagers of Melbourne.

PERFORMED BY / 

Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble, Gala Vanting, Helen Corday

DRAMATURG / 

Gala Vanting

VIDEO DESIGN / 

Michael Carmody

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / 

Russell Goldsmith

LIGHTING DESIGN / 

Richard Vabre

COSTUME DESIGN / 

Maima Massaquoi

SET DESIGN / 

Clare Watson & Stewart Campbell

TECHNICAL MANAGERS / 

Filament Design

STAGE MANAGER / 

Tom Webster

SECONDMENT / 

Alyssa Hall  

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

PREVIEW 7pm, Wed 21 Sep
OPENING NIGHT 7pm, Thu 22 Sep

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION /

65 minutes

WARNINGS / 

Contains strong adult content, strobe lighting and nudity.