Deadset Theatre Company
The Breakout at The Mill


Written By: Zoe Muller
Directed By: Cast collaboration

Winner of the 2018 State Theatre Company of South Australia and Flinders University Junior Young Playwrights’ Award, Rattling the Keys follows five teenagers living in the small rural town of Coober Pedy.

Struggling with isolation and lack of opportunities, and with little money or education, they turn to crystal methamphetamine. During a long oppressive heatwave, a teenage boy is murdered next door and Teddy and Kai, both under the influence of Ice, think they may be responsible. Knowing the police are undergoing an investigation, the five teenagers know they only have a few hours before the cops knock on their door.

Rattling the Keys explores themes such as drug/alcohol addiction, isolation and mental illness in 70 minutes. With a very small audience number per show, this is an immersive, ‘fly on the wall’ theatre experience.

This production is a cast collaboration piece, with all cast members working together to bring this story to life. There is no director, in turn allowing each cast member to express their creativity, in order to create a group devised piece of theatre.

WARNING: This production contains constant course language, drug references, violence and extremely sensitive themes. This production is loud, intense and "in your face".

Approx. Running Time: 70 minutes
Suitable for ages: Mature 16+

Performance Dates:
Tuesday January 7th @ 7.30pm

Wednesday January 8th @ 7.30pm

Thursday January 9th @ 7.30pm

Friday January 10th @ 6pm and 8.30pm

Saturday January 11th @ 2pm and 7.30pm

At The Mill – The Breakout, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide

Booking via Trybooking:

Adults $22, Students and concession $18