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WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS

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This play is a startling collaboration between musician/songwriter Tim Rogers and playwright Aidan Fennessy. Tim Rogers achingly lyrical solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls cemented his already formidable reputation as one of Australia’s pre-eminent songwriters and garnered a legion of fans. And now playwright Aidan Fennessy has threaded these beautiful songs to create a tale of love across the class divide in contemporary Australia.

This is the story of Johnno and Tash. A knockabout pair of late twenty something’s, who, through a chance encounter, make the mistake of falling madly in love. Tash is the smart mouthed singer in a rock band and Johnno, the three-time loser from the wrong side of the tracks with far away eyes. But it’s love… Almighty love. And nothing’s going to knock these two down. But as the stars align and their worlds collide, Johnno and Tash struggle to hold onto what it is they’ve got in a world that wants to rip them apart.

What Rhymes With Cars and Girls is a raw, complex and contemporary romance for the hardest of hearts or for anyone who’s ever been in love.

  • play with music
  • 90
  • 2 total
  • 1 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • women
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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TASH

Female | 20s | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 7

EXTRACT: So that’s him. And then there’s me. Tash to those in the know. Lill’ Ol’ Me. Bringin’ the noise. And it’s not romantic. Not an inch of it. Or maybe it is… Maybe everything that is hard fought and won is…

Adult language, Adult themes

JOHNNO

Male | 20s | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 2

EXTRACT: So picture a house… At the arse end of a cul-de-sac, Somewhere on the losing side of Separation Street. The scabrous heart of Sydney’s Inner West. Ramshackle fibro. Basting in the sun.

Adult language, Adult themes

MTC PRODUCTION

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

"You Am I frontman Tim Rogers’ iconic solo album is brought to life in this feel-good musical love story, now playing to standing ovations and rave reviews. Performed with a live band led by Rogers, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is an intimate musical jewel that sees two lovers brought together by a conjunction of the stars and a pizza delivery gone weird. It’s a raw and complex urban romance – a balm for the hardest of hearts, and solace for anyone who has ever been in love." - MT

WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS - PART ONE

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

Tim Rogers, Clare Watson and members of the cast and MTC Artistic team share how the iconic album became a new Australian play.

0:07 / 3:00 WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS - PART TWO

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

Meet the two main characters, Tash and Johnno, see inside rehearsals, and hear from the cast and members of the creative team.

WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS - PART THREE

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

See inside the Technical Rehearsal and hear about the design from Set Designer Andrew Bailey and Director Clare Watson.

WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS - MTC LAUNCH

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

Playwright Aidan Fennessy and musician Tim Rogers introduce their new play What Rhymes With Cars and Girls, at the MTC Season 2015 launch event.

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