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Melbourne Theatre Company presents


Declan Furber Gillick

Jacky  Declan Furber Gillick
Past Event



Arts Centre Melbourne


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Jacky  Declan Furber Gillick
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Past Event

A sharp-witted play from a fresh Aboriginal voice that deals with the cost of balancing family, work and culture in today’s Australia.

Jacky is a smart, enterprising young blackfella in the big city. He skilfully negotiates the gig economy, skipping neatly from office internships to cultural performances to sex work. When Jacky’s unemployable little brother Keith rolls into town, Jacky’s carefully compartmentalised lives are thrown onto a collision course.

Directed by Mark Wilson, Jacky follows up playwright Declan Furber Gillick’s multi-award-winning play Bighouse Dreaming. It’s a disarming and original play that asks what really matters.

Artistic Team

Writer | Declan Furber Gillick

Performer : Keith | Ngali Shaw

Performer : Jacky | Guy Simon

Performer : Glenn | Greg Stone

Performer : Linda | Alison Whyte

Director | Mark Wilson

Set Designer | Christina Smith

Costume Designer | Emily Barrie

Lighting Designer | Matt Scott

Composer & Sound Designer | James Henry

Intimacy Coordinator | Amy Cater

Voice & Text Coach | Matt Furlani

Assistant Director | Joel Bray

A Melbourne Theatre Company Production


Commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program with the support of their Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, as well as The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne. Production supported by Craig Semple and Trawalla Foundation.

  • Next Stage
  • Melbourne Theatre Company

Image Credits

Jacky by Declan Furber Gillick. Photo: Jo Duck

Jacky by Declan Furber Gillick. Video: Silky Jazz Films

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