by Aidan Fennessy, Tim Rogers

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by Aidan Fennessy, Tim Rogers

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.

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Best Direction of a Play - Helpmann Award (2015 nominee)

Best Musical Direction - Helpmann Award (2015 nominee)

Best Original Score - Helpmann Award (2015 nominee)

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