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Train Lord



ticket includes first drink!

Sat 26th Sept - Sat 3rd Oct | 55 minutes Online Events

Award-winning author Oliver Mol's debut is a true, funny and heartbreaking tale about a 10-month migraine, his recovery in Brisbane and job on the railway when he couldn't do anything else.

Performed to music by Thomas Gray & Liam Ebbs, and to visuals by Kat Chellos, it is a story of hope, laughter, pain, relationships, drugs, failed orgies, mothers, fathers and love.

Part monologue, part performance art and part essay, Train Lord collapses genre and form to create a stunning portrait of pain, creativity and failure. Achingly authentic, funny and poignant, this is a breathtakingly honest study of humanity from one of Australia’s most exciting emerging writers.

Ultimately, this is a story about fucking up and figuring it out and fucking up and finding out you’re not alone.

#ICYMI: Last chance return-stream September 26th to October 3rd. Tune in! 

Show details

Show details
  • 55 minutes
  • Venue 1: Online Events
  • Venue 2:
  • Sydney Premiere.
  • Please note: This event has both In person performances at the Old 505 Theatre (pending government restrictions) and an on-demand streamed performance. Please read our COVID-safe information below and on the Venue page.
  • This event will also be live-streamed as part of Global Fringe Gala Week 1.
Performance notes
Venue details & accessibility
Online Events

When the live or on-demand stream is available it will be housed on this event page. Simply scroll down until you see the video image, and click play! In 2020 all online Global fringe events are Pay What You Feel. There is no pay-wall stopping you from accessing the event, but we encourage all viewers to click the “Pay What You Feel Now” icon within the video screen and contribute what you believe the work has been worth to you.


★★★★★ Oliver performed in the green room after our gig in Barcelona. Wild and special. This asshole made me cry. See this or die Clarence McGuffie, Confidence Man

★★★★ Sydney author Oliver Mol delivers his autobiographical monologue with such clarity and heart ... best just go Louise Nunn, The Advertiser

★★★★ Saturated in emotional truth and unapologetically low-fi, Train Lord is testament to the powerful potential of Fringe shows that hark back to the no-frills days of the festival’s past Farrin Foster, In Daily

★★★★ Train Lord is an honest look into the circumstances surrounding us and how these can change suddenly to affect our lives Marianna Meloni, Everything Theatre

  • Written & Performed by – Oliver Mol
  • Score by – Thomas Gray and Liam Ebbs
  • Video Projection by – Kat Chellos
  • Cinematograophy & Editing (film) by – Laura Turner
  • Photography – Tristán Jensen
Presented by
  • Oliver Mol
  • presented in partnership with Erica Brennan as part of the Made In Sydney Programme