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2–6 August 2017

There was a time when Malcolm could attract a boy with the wink of an eye, but these days even having his usual rent boy replaced at the last minute can put a spanner in the works. So when Billy turns up, the night really doesn’t look like it’s going to end well.

Against the odds, Malcolm’s stories break the ice, and two people who appear to have barely a thing in common find themselves sharing more than just a bed.

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the respective experiences of gay men growing up then and now are profound. Trevar Alan Chilver’s poignant script brings these differences to life like never before.

78 Reasons to Stay the Night premieres in Canberra Theatre Centre’s Courtyard Studio this August for a strictly limited season: book now to avoid disappointment!

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Canberra Theatre Centre and Trevar Alan Chilver


100 minutes, including interval

This show contains nudity, simulated sex and obscene language.

This show is not suitable for children.

The Courtyard Studio

Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.


Preview Wednesday 2 August – 7.30pm

Thursday 3 August – 7.30pm

Friday 4 August – 7.30pm

Saturday 5 August – 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 6 August – 5pm


Buy Tickets: 78 Reasons to Stay the Night