Jacky

9 Oct — 13 Nov 2021

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

Acclaimed playwright Declan Furber Gillick tackles big ideas while taking the temperature of the nation in his MTC debut, a whip-smart, moving and disarmingly funny play about family, love, sex and culture.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

After winning the 2019 Green Room Award for Best Independent Writing, Declan Furber Gillick makes his MTC debut with a hard-hitting and disarmingly funny play about family, love, sex and culture, and the personal and political cost of navigating it all in contemporary Australia.

Jacky is a blackfella with a bright future in the big city. He skilfully negotiates the gig economy, earning his keep as a cultural dancer and sex worker. Glenn is a white middle-aged record dealer, finalising a divorce and indulging a fantasy which leads him straight to Jacky. When Jacky’s brother Keith rolls into town, and Glenn’s ex-wife Linda suddenly needs an Aboriginal dancer, can Jacky keep up with demand?

This NEXT STAGE Original follows Furber Gillick's multi-award winning play Bighouse Dreaming. Featuring Luke Carroll (Black is the New White), Kamil Ellis (Astroman), Greg Stone (A Doll’s House, Part 2) and Alison Whyte (Faith Healer), it’s a whip-smart, moving and eye-opening new play that tackles big ideas as it takes the temperature of the nation.

 

Supported by MTC's Artistic Director's Circle.


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Jacky was commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program , supported by the donors, foundations and organisations of MTC’s Playwrights Giving Circle.

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Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 30 October at 2pm
Tuesday 2 November at 6.30pm
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 6 November at 2pm
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Luke Carroll

Jacky

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Kamil Ellis

Keith

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Glenn

Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte

Linda

Artwork for Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Director

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Set Designer

Artwork for Emily Barrie

Emily Barrie

Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

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James Henry

Composer & Sound Designer

Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne , Victoria 3004