Where it starts. How it ends.

Taking cues from real-life crimes, including Melbourne’s infamous Westgate bridge murder, You’re the Man is an urgent and breathtaking journey into the stark reality of family violence.

With job, childcare, and money worries, Mark and Phoebe are like so many Australian couples – until Mark’s violence tears their world apart.

Written by Paul Mitchell, directed by Theresa Borg, and produced by Monstrous Theatre and Paul Mitchell, You’re the Man is ultimately a story of hope. It challenges justifications men make for their behaviour, seeks paths of healing for victim-survivors, and shows the tenderness and strength possible in renewed masculinity.

“The work is a challenging psychological and emotional exploration…I was on the edge of my seat” – Helen Garner on Paul’s monologue, Ragdoll

“moving and enthralling … assured direction by Theresa Borg” – Kate Herbert, Herald Sun (The Light in the Piazza)

Content Warnings: Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Children

Written by Paul Mitchell

Directed by Theresa Borg

Produced by Monstrous Theatre and Paul Mitchell 

Image by Darren Gill


Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.