Artwork for The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You

The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

3 — 18 May 2019

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

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

School bookings are now open, see below for booking information.

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About the show

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.

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 1.30pm, 7pm
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 7pm
Saturday 18 May 7pm


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

Harry Tseng

Harry Tseng


Prue Clark

Prue Clark


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Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer

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‘Winner of Best Theatre for Young People’

Australian Writers Guild Awards

The Lawler

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006