Winner of Best Theatre for Young People
Australian Writers Guild Awards

‘You argue with everyone. You are angry with everyone. So we’re giving you time away – from everyone.’

Connor is 16 and angry. He doesn’t know why. Lately everything and everyone is annoying him. He’s slamming doors, flipping desks and always fighting. But, when he takes his rage one step too far, his parents decide to leave him in the forest for a week, alone. That should sort him out. Until he meets Lotte – also 16, also angry, but maybe just the friend Connor needs.

As unpredictable as Connor himself, The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You tackles the ticking time bomb of adolescence with humour and heart. Multi-award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is renowned internationally as a leading figure in theatre for young people. His smart, sweet and fiery tale about two offbeat kids at war with the world will resonate with teenagers, and anyone who has ever been one.

Starring Harry Tseng (Jasper Jones) and directed by Prue Clark (Contest) this production forms part of MTC’s acclaimed Families and Education Program.

‘Funny without being patronising
and serious without seeming earnest.’

Sydney Morning Herald

Actor Harry Tseng discusses The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You.

Cast & Crew

Harry Tseng

Harry Tseng


Prue Clark

Prue Clark


Amelia Lever-Davidson

Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer


For Schools

School Bookings

The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You is on the 2019 VCE Theatre Studies Unit 3 Playlist. To make a school group booking, email or call (03) 8688 0963.

Performance Schedule

Thursday 2 May 10am
Friday 3 May 10am, 7pm
Saturday 4 May 7pm

Monday 6 May 7pm
Tuesday 7 May 1.30pm, 7pm (Pre-show Talk available before matinee)
Wednesday 8 May 1.30pm (Pre-show Talk available)
Thursday 9 May 10am, 1.30pm
Friday 10 May 10am
Saturday 11 May 7pm

Monday 13 May 1.30pm (Pre-show Talk available)
Tuesday 14 May 10am, 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 May 1.30pm, 7pm
Thursday 16 May 1.30pm (Pre-show Talk available)
Friday 17 May 10am
Saturday 18 May 7pm

School Ticket Prices

Students: $28
Accompanying teacher: Free
Additional teachers: $46

Pre-show Talks

Pre-show Talks are available at selected performances. For dates and times, click here.

Regional Tour

The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You will tour to regional venues. For dates and venues, click here.

Education Packs

Education Packs will be available to support your teaching in Term 2. Download free education packs here.


The script will be available to purchase from MTC. For more information, email

Attendance Information

  • This production contains coarse language and is recommended for ages 14+. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

    Further details regarding this production’s content will be available closer to the season. Please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800 for more information.