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A coming-of-old-age story

M.Rock is a beautifully crafted exploration of intergenerational relationships, friendship, adventure, and wonderfully challenges preconceptions of age and convention.

Inspired by the true story of Ruth Flowers (grandmother turned DJ Mamy Rock), M.Rock follows school-leaver Tracey who, before embarking on her nursing degree, is encouraged by her grandmother, Mabel, to go and explore the world. With a round-the-world ticket in hand, Tracey jets off to dance her way through clubs and across continents (remember those days?), while Mabel spends her time playing piano for The Players, knitting, looking after her friend's dog, and resisting her daughter's attempts at locking her up in an old person's home.

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The real fun begins when Tracey fails to return home from her travels and forgets to tell anyone of her changed plans. Mabel takes it upon herself to track her granddaughter down, setting off on a quest spanning Sydney, Africa and Berlin. Along the way, Mabel encounters some unlikely characters, turning the quest to find her granddaughter into a life-changing and life-affirming journey where she finds herself.

Written by Lachlan Philpott, M.Rock was commissioned by the Australian Theatre for Young People and supported by Playwriting Australia. The production is directed by Fraser Corfield and features energetic and versatile performances by Valerie Bader, Milena Barraclough Nesic, Darius Williams, Bryn Chapman Parish, Masego Pitso, and featuring Venus Guy Trap who hold the audience captive throughout the performance.

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Copyright 2022 Tracey Schramm
M.Rock is a wonderful celebration of music, dancing and self-discovery at any age. It brings the generations closer together and reminds us that senior moments matter, as does seizing life with both hands at every stage of life.

This is the ultimate coming-of-old-age story and will be loved by the young (suitable for over 13s) and young-at-heart alike.

More information about M.Rock can be found here .

Where: The Rebel Theatre, Pier 2/3, 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000, Eora Country
When: 21 June 17 July 2022
Tickets: Ticket bookings here.

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Why? Because growing old is not growing bored
When: 21 June to 17 July 2022
Phone: (02) 9270 2400
Where: The Rebel Theatre, Pier 2/3, Rebel Theatre, 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
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