Silent Disco by Lachlan Philpott

Tamara and Jasyn are in love. Tamara counts the weeks and days since they got together. Jasyn doesn’t. Jasyn wants to take Tamara to the formal, but he hasn’t got the cash.

In a world of absent mothers and missing fathers, Mrs Petchell battles to keep another year of students out of the ranks of the vanished. The Outsiders is on the syllabus again, but instead of Socs and Greasers, this is the world of Speds and Bitches – fuelled by Red Bull and powered by iPods.

After a sell-out season at Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney, Silent Disco has been nominated for the Helpmann award for best new Australian work. The play blew away the judges with its incendiary language and defiant theatricality. Silent Disco teams up award winning playwright Lachlan Philpott with acclaimed director Lee Lewis (Twelfth Night, Zebra).

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