Created by Scott Parker and Felicity Nicol
Director Felicity Nicol
Performed by Scott Parker
Producer Robbi James
Lighting Designer Ben Brockman
Composer & Sound Designer Kathryn Parker
Multimedia Designer Cheryn Frost
Stage Manager & Operator Roman Benedict

Father, Son, Holy Megachurch

Hillsong has fallen. Brian Houston dethroned. His dynasty disgraced.

Hillsong Boy chronicles the weird and wonderful experiences of ex-Hillsonger, Scott Parker. During his twenty years with the megachurch he experienced the dizzying heights of Christian celebrity, and the lonely lows of being cast aside, all whilst keeping a desperate secret. Scott is queer, and there’s no such thing as a Queer Hillsong Boy.

Original music, autobiography, multimedia, and a leap of faith all collide in this playful revelation of coming out and getting out of one of the most talked about church movements of the 21st Century.

A Hillsong boy through and through, Scott has stories to tell, so pull up a pew and join us for a queer holy communion.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

SCOTT PARKER is a theatre maker from Gadigal land (Sydney) and founder of Matriark Theatre, creating original work for young audiences. Highlights include: Eerie Street Pod (Queensland Theatre, Create NSW); Urza and the Song in the Dark (Arts on Tour, Create NSW); The Secret World (Australia Council, FRRR), The Lighthouse at the End of the World (Critical Stages), UnVoiced Pod (Bondi Pavilion). As a performer Scott has worked with CDP, Ninefold, PVI Collective, Mortal Fools (UK), Life and Limb (UK) and Tatwood Puppets (UK). He holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts, and attended L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier (FRA).

FELICITY NICOL is an award-winning Performance Director from Sydney, Australia. A graduate NIDA’s Directing MA, she has worked internationally with Ontroerend Goed (BEL), Punchdrunk & Gecko Physical Theatre (UK), Mammalian Diving Reflex (CAN) and The Torontonians (CAN). Locally, she’s worked with ATYP, Matriark Theatre, PACT & Milk Crate Theatre. Felicity’s practice is about shifting assumptions of audiences by changing power dynamics and social contracts. She is a recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship, Sandra Bates Directors Award and Penny Cook Creative Associate.


TICKET INFORMATION

Dates: Friday 22 March and Saturday 23 March @ 8pm

Price: $25 or $20 with an Artist Pass (contact [email protected] for financial hardship and Mob Tickets)

Running time: 60mins

CONTENT WARNINGS

Mature content, sexual themes, mild language, ideologically sensitive themes.

Please Note

Hillsong Boy will be recorded on Saturday 23 March. 

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

If you have access requirements for attending the show, please complete the access requirements box during the booking process. This includes booking companion card tickets. 

A Brand X team member will then be in touch to confirm your requirements.
For access information on the venue, please CLICK to watch this video explainer.

HOW TO GET THERE

Car: On-street metered parking around the venue.
Bus: Oxford Street 2 minute walk (333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses).
Train: Museum Train Station 10-minute walk.


Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price
Friday, March 22 - 8pm

Friday, March 22 - 8pm

Decrease Increase $25.00
Saturday, March 23 - 8pm

Saturday, March 23 - 8pm

Decrease Increase $25.00