Girls & Boys


Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

Kate Champion directs Robin McLeavy in the gripping one woman show, Girls & Boys by Dennis Kelly that begins as a beguiling tale of universal truths, before hitting home with the full force of a tsunami.

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'Takes us on an extraordinary journey.'

The Independent (UK)


An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long, they begin to settle down. Buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. Until suddenly their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.

After captivating West End and New York audiences in 2018, Girls & Boys makes its Australian Premiere at MTC, delivering a stunning one-woman show that begins as a beguiling tale of universal truths, before hitting home with the full force of a tsunami. This is theatre at its most raw, and most affecting – a mesmerising new work from the Tony Award-winning British playwright Dennis Kelly (Matilda: The Musical).

Girls & Boys is that unique gift of a play that takes its audience from uncontrollable laughter to utter devastation in just seconds. In the hands of Helpmann Award-winning director Kate Champion (Never Did Me Any Harm), and starring Robin McLeavy (Miss Julie), this promises to be theatre that will stay with you long after the curtains close.


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 21 November at 2pm
Tuesday 24 November at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour
by Vision Australia
Commences at 1pm, prior to the 2pm performance on Saturday 21 November
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 28 November at 2pm
Artwork for Robin McLeavy

Robin McLeavy


Artwork for Kate Champion

Kate Champion



Marg Horwell

Set & Costume Designer

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Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer

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Sidney Millar

Composer & Sound Designer

Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Assistant Director

Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne , Victoria 3004