Award-winning author Oliver Mol's debut is a true, funny and heartbreaking tale about a 10-month migraine, his recovery in Brisbane and job on the railway when he couldn't do anything else.
Performed to music by Thomas Gray & Liam Ebbs, and to visuals by Kat Chellos, it is a story of hope, laughter, pain, relationships, drugs, failed orgies, mothers, fathers and love.
Part monologue, part performance art and part essay, Train Lord collapses genre and form to create a stunning portrait of pain, creativity and failure. Achingly authentic, funny and poignant, this is a breathtakingly honest study of humanity from one of Australia’s most exciting emerging writers.
Ultimately, this is a story about fucking up and figuring it out and fucking up and finding out you’re not alone.
Warning: Contains strobe lights and sustained bright lights, moderate coarse language, potentially triggering content or themes, including Self Harm or Suicide,Drug use,Drug References,Alcohol Use
★★★★★ Oliver performed in the green room after our gig in Barcelona. Wild and special. This asshole made me cry. See this or die
Clarence McGuffie, Confidence Man
★★★★ Sydney author Oliver Mol delivers his autobiographical monologue with such clarity and heart ... best just go
Louise Nunn, The Advertiser
★★★★ Saturated in emotional truth and unapologetically low-fi, Train Lord is testament to the powerful potential of Fringe shows that hark back to the no-frills days of the festival’s past
Farrin Foster, In Daily
★★★★ Train Lord is an honest look into the circumstances surrounding us and how these can change suddenly to affect our lives
Marianna Meloni, Everything Theatre