Promotional image for “Trophy Boys”, playing at Seymour Centre shows 4 actors in a school photo set holding a sign that says ' St Imperium Div.1 Interschool Debating Team 2024'.
Soft Tread and Seymour Centre in association with The Maybe Pile present

Trophy Boys

19 Jun - 7 Jul 2024

A queer black comedy and drag extravaganza about power, privilege and debating. 

It is the biggest night of Melbourne’s high school academic calendar, the Grand Finale of the Year 12 Inter-school Debating Tournament. The all-boys team from the elite St Imperium college are ready to totally annihilate their sister school rivals until ...

Played in real-time as the St Imperium team prepare their case, Trophy Boys is a queer black comedy about power, privilege and debating. Using a winning combination of satire and camp, Trophy Boys  interrogates the well-documented toxic masculinity, misogyny and homophobia of our elite private boys’ schools, and their prevalence in the backgrounds of those holding the highest offices in the country.

Image credit: Ben Andrews 

"★★★★★ Theatre lovers should rush to see Trophy Boys, the hilarious and devastating debut play from Emmanuelle Mattana… The script is powerful and ferociously intelligent; the performances witty and exuberant and, crucially, empathetic… Trophy Boys is a revelation."
Cameron Woodhead, The Age
''★★★★★ The play keeps its tone light with a punchy, rapid fire barrage of jokes.''
Theatre Thoughts

Writer Emmanuelle Mattana
Director Marni Mount
Producer Soft Tread
Designer Ben Andrews
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
Stage Manager Caitie Murphy
Cast Leigh Lule, Emmanuelle Mattana, Gaby Seow and Fran Sweeney-Nash

For education information and school bookings please click here.

Trophy Boys is suitable for students in years 11 to 12.

Detailed curriculum links can be found here. 

School Times
Wed 19 Jun - 11am
Tue 25 Jun - 11am
Thu 27 Jun - 11am
Wed 3 Jul - 11am

School Tickets
School Student - $25
School Teacher - $25

Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. Find out more about our safety measures for the general public and our safety measures for school groups.

Reginald Theatre

Wed 19 Jun 11am, 7.30pm
Thu 20 Jun 7.30pm

Reginald Theatre

Fri 21 Jun 7.30pm
Sat 22 Jun 7.30pm
Sun 23 Jun 5pm
Tue 25 Jun 6.30pm
Wed 26 Jun 7.30pm
Thu 27 Jun 7.30pm
Fri 28 Jun 7.30pm
Sat 29 Jun 2pm, 7.30pm
Sun 30 Jun 5pm
Tue 2 Jul 6.30pm
Wed 3 Jul 7.30pm
Thu 4 Jul 7.30pm
Fri 5 Jul 7.30pm
Sat 6 Jul 2pm, 7.30pm
Sun 7 Jul 5pm

70 minutes (no interval).

Full $54
Concession (Pensioner, Veteran, Full-time Student, Senior)* $44
Previews $38
Under 35*, Group 8+ $37

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 14+ contains adult themes and sexual references. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Reginald Theatre

Wed 19 Jun 11am, 7.30pm
Thu 20 Jun 7.30pm

Reginald Theatre

Fri 21 Jun 7.30pm
Sat 22 Jun 7.30pm
Sun 23 Jun 5pm
Tue 25 Jun 6.30pm
Wed 26 Jun 7.30pm
Thu 27 Jun 7.30pm
Fri 28 Jun 7.30pm
Sat 29 Jun 2pm, 7.30pm
Sun 30 Jun 5pm
Tue 2 Jul 6.30pm
Wed 3 Jul 7.30pm
Thu 4 Jul 7.30pm
Fri 5 Jul 7.30pm
Sat 6 Jul 2pm, 7.30pm
Sun 7 Jul 5pm

70 minutes (no interval).

Full $54
Concession (Pensioner, Veteran, Full-time Student, Senior)* $44
Previews $38
Under 35*, Group 8+ $37

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 14+ contains adult themes and sexual references. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Writer Emmanuelle Mattana
Director Marni Mount
Producer Soft Tread
Designer Ben Andrews
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
Stage Manager Caitie Murphy
Cast Leigh Lule, Emmanuelle Mattana, Gaby Seow and Fran Sweeney-Nash

For education information and school bookings please click here.

Trophy Boys is suitable for students in years 11 to 12.

Detailed curriculum links can be found here. 

School Times
Wed 19 Jun - 11am
Tue 25 Jun - 11am
Thu 27 Jun - 11am
Wed 3 Jul - 11am

School Tickets
School Student - $25
School Teacher - $25

Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. Find out more about our safety measures for the general public and our safety measures for school groups.

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