A jockey addicted to cheesecake, an ambitious stockbroker falling asleep on Geelong Rd in the name of a sea-change, a barber still caught in white 1950s Australia, and a stressed bank trainee breaking up with his fiancee over tongue kisses and pork chops…

Wistful, poignant, startling, eccentric and hilarious, In The Mens is both comic riot and thorough examination of generations of the Australian male psyche.

After numerous festival appearances in America and England, award-winning playwright Kieran Carroll (Sons of Sun, The Giraffe’s Uncle) brings his pocket comedy/drama series, In The Mens, back onto home turf.

‘It will lead you down the road of excess to the palace of hilarity.’
– Cameron Woodhead, The Age

‘Covers the familiar enough realms of Australian male despair but with such authority and economy it’s as if the topic’s been found anew.’ – Owen Richardson, The Age

Written by Kieran Carroll

Directed by Rob Gibson and Kieran Carroll

Performed by Ben Maclaine and Ben Grant

Set design by Julia Young



APRIL 19 – 30


Wed 6.30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 7.30pm
Sun 4pm

Approximately 90 minutes


La Mama Courthouse


Tickets Info/

Full $25 Concession $15

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142