Production Cancelled

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 witty play about family, love, sex and culture.

Unfortunately our upcoming production of Jacky has been cancelled due to border closures preventing two cast members travelling to Victoria and the subsequent impact this has on the production’s ability to proceed in 2021. Read the full announcement.

Production Cancelled
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‘Unflinching … Furber Gillick’s writing is piercing.’

The Music (on Bighouse Dreaming)
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‘An extraordinary talent … an artist with such an original, powerful, political and poetic voice.’

Sometimes Melbourne (on Bighouse Dreaming)


After winning the 2019 Green Room Award for Best Independent Writing, Declan Furber Gillick makes his MTC debut with a hard-hitting and disarmingly witty 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.

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

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


  • 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

Luke Carroll



Kamil Ellis


Greg Stone

Greg Stone


Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte


Artwork for Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson


Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Set Designer

Artwork for Emily Barrie

Emily Barrie

Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer


James Henry

Composer & Sound Designer

Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne , Victoria 3004