The Lies We Were Told

The Lies We Were Told

Shopfront Arts Co-Op, 86-88 Carlton Pde, Carlton, 2218

20 April – 1 May

 It's BACK! After a SOLD OUT Season in 2021, THE LIES WE WERE TOLD is BACK! 

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” Maurice Chevalier 

We grow up being lied to. Often for good reasons – so we can believe in something magical, to believe we can be whoever we want to be, or to shield us from pain. This is about those moments. When a lie is revealed and the truth is revealed and in that moment something is discovered, something that will change you forever, something that cannot be unlearnt. From global conspiracies to childhood memories to the most personal moments of all. This is how we grow up. This is life! 

Following our critically acclaimed partnership on 2017’s Dignity of Risk, ATYP and Shopfront Arts Co-op join forces once again to premiere The Lies We Were Told.  An ensemble of Young People aged 8-18 will share personal stories and verbatim texts, investigating the moments when it felt like you grew up in one day, or one hour, or one minute and nothing would ever be the same again. 

Directed by Shopfront’s Creative Director, Natalie Rose. 

Image by Luke Stambouliah
Illustration by Sylvia Xin Zi

Adult $25 / Concession $20 / Shopfront or Playwave Member $15 / Family Pass $70 (2 adults & 3 children) / Groups of 10 $150 / Preview $15  Wed – Sat 7pm / Sun 5pm  Matinees - Fri 12pm   Recommended for ages 12+ 

We offer school bookings for our Friday matinee shows – for large bookings, you’ll get access to a Q&A with the creatives and free teachers tickets!

Enquire about your school tickets here

This show is proudly presented by Shopfront in partnership with ATYP, with the support of the NSW Government through CreateNSW, and the Australian Government through the Rise Fund.




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Friday 29 April 7pm$10.00$70.00

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Saturday 30 April 7pm$15.00$70.00

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Sunday 1 May 5pm$15.00$70.00

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