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Trophy Boys

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Trophy Boys


Written by Emmanuelle Mattana

Boys being boys.

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

Performed by a female and non-binary cast in drag, the show unfolds in real time as the boys are locked in a classroom for their one-hour prep window and forced to argue ‘that feminism has failed women’. Aspiring future PM and brainiac scholarship kid, Owen, joins soft-boy-jock, Jared, dopey lawyer’s son, Scott, and nerdy enigma, David, to come up with a case that will win them the debate – and save them from getting cancelled.

Trophy Boys is a queer, black comedy and drag extravaganza about power, privilege, and high school debating.


  • Director Marni Mount
  • Designer Ben Andrews
  • Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
  • Photo by Ben Andrews

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Ticket prices

  • Full Price $35
  • Senior $32
  • Concession $32
  • Group (10 or more) $30
  • Student $32
  • Child U/16 $23


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70 mins, no interval.


Contains bright flashing lights, sustained and sudden loud noises/music and coarse language. Contains references to underage drinking and sexual assault.