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Melbourne Theatre Company presents


Declan Furber Gillick

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Arts Centre Melbourne


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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 working the gig economy in the big city. He skips neatly from office internships to cultural performances to sex work. Glenn is a white middle-aged record dealer, finalising a divorce and indulging in a fantasy that leads him straight to Jacky. When Jacky’s unemployable brother Keith rolls into town, Jacky’s carefully compartmentalised lives are set to collide.

Directed by Mark Wilson, Jacky follows up playwright Declan Futber 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 : 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

Assistant Director | Joel Bray

Intimacy Coordinator | Amy Cater

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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