Driving Into Walls



Driving into Walls will head to the Sydney Opera House and Riverside Theatre, Parramatta in June, taking the voices of Western Australian teenagers nationally.


Making out, fighting, laughing, dancing and confessing ... drawn from over 500 starkly honest and highly confidential interviews with Western Australian teens, this intimate and confronting play draws back the curtain on what it means to be young in our modern, media-driven society.


Five teenagers walk an emotional tightrope of online and offline relationships, colliding with one another and driving into the walls built around them.


Nominated for a 2012 Helpmann Award, this daring, immersive production gives a raw and voyeuristic view of their deepest secrets, rages, anxieties and hopes.


Includes exclusion, racism, sexuality, absent parents, bullying, violence, drug references, coarse language and most shockingly - kissing.

Director John Sheedy
Writer Suzie Miller
Choreographer Danielle Micich
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve
Digital Artist Sohan Ariel Hayes
Costume Designer Alicia Clements


with Rikki Bremner, Harrison Elliott, Thalia Livingstone, Michael Smith, Matt Tupper

"There are voices waiting to be heard and this production is a loud, high-impact start."
Robin Pascoe, The West Australian

"...engaging and challenging theatre specifically targeting adolescent audiences is rare. We have discussed the show at length and all gained so much from the process."
Teacher, Applecross Senior High School

"Driving Into Walls is raw theatre, emotive and confrontational. This is the best type of theatre, one that challenges, evokes, engages and makes you sit up and pay attention."
Anna Locke, Australian Stage

The development of Driving Into Walls was supported by the Perth International Arts Festival Vital Stages program

Behind the scenes video:

Driving Into Walls
Suitable for 13+
Duration 60 minutes no interval

Performed at the State Theatre Centre of WA as part of the Perth International Arts Festival 2012
Sydney Opera House June 2013 & Riverside Theatre, Parramatta June 2013

Click HERE to download the Technical Specification Requirements