A Merrigong Theatre Company production

Lost Boys

By Lachlan Philpott

A fierce and compelling new play forces us to examine secrets held for decades, and prejudices held today.

23 May – 02 Jun

Silence is not redemption.

Exploring a shocking chapter in our recent history, Lost Boys is a fierce and compelling new play by award-winning Australian playwright Lachlan Philpott (Silent Disco, The Trouble with Harry), commissioned and developed by Merrigong.

Cy and Robert Murphy are teenagers living a life of sun and saltwater, but as the sun sets, a malevolent culture of homophobia and violence surfaces, with consequences that ripple across generations.

Inspired by real events and told through the eyes of three generations of the Murphy family, Lost Boys rips into a dark part of our male-dominated culture, asking how perpetrators of violent crimes live with their unspeakable pasts.

Commemorating lives lost, this deeply affecting and potent new work forces us to examine secrets held for decades, and prejudices still held today. Bearing witness to our times, this is vital and unflinching work from a compelling voice in Australian theatre. It’s a story that needs to be told.

Recommended for ages 16+. Contains strong language, adult themes and simulated violence.

Free Talking Point
Lost Boys - Merrigong Talking Point
Saturday 2 June, 15 mins after the matinee ends.

Photo by Zakarij Kaczmarek

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Venue Information

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Bruce Gordon Theatre


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Cast & Creative Team

Leland Kean

Katja Handt

AV Design
Mic Gruchy

Lighting Designer
Jasmine Rizk

Sound Designer
Daryl Wallis

Josh Anderson
Adam Booth
Jackson Davis
Lucy Heffernan
Jodie Le Vesconte
Ben Pfeiffer
Jane Phegan
Lincoln Vickery


Premium: $59
Adult: $49
Pens/Group 8+: $44
Under 30s: $29
Family of 4: $116 (Max 2 Adults)
Performance Preview: $40

A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.

Performance Times
General Public:
Wed 23 May , 7.30pm
Thu 24 May, 7.30pm
Fri 25 May, 7.30pm
Sat 26 May, 7.30pm
Wed 30 May, 7.30pm
Thu 31 May, 11.00am & 6.30pm
Fri 1 Jun, 7.30pm
Sat 2 Jun, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Preview Performances:
Wed 23 May, 7.30pm
Thu 24 May, 7.30pm

Post Show Q&A:
Thu 31 May, 11am & 6.30pm

Tactile Tour:
Sat 2 Jun, 12pm

Audio Description:
Sat 2 Jun, 1.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 2 hrs (incl interval)

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