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Train Lord



ticket includes first drink!

Sat 26th Sept - Sat 3rd Oct | 55 minutes Online Events
Old 505 Theatre

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: Old 505 Theatre
  • 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
  • Content warnings:
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.

Old 505 Theatre

Level 1, 5 Eliza Street, Newtown

COVID-19 Safety

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this venue does not allow door sales at this time and has distancing measures in place, meaning all tickets must be purchased in group-size bundles.

The Old 505 Theatre, Sydney Fringe and the producing companies have all developed and adhere to comprehensive COVID-safe plans. However, there is of course an inherent risk in attending live events during a pandemic and audiences choosing to attend do so at their own risk. Please feel free to contact Sydney Fringe or the Venue to receive a full copy of the COVID-safe plans.

If you are uncomfortable or unsure about attending the theatre in person, we encourage you to experience the work during our Global Fringe season online.

Read about the in-venue COVID-safe procedures on the Old 505 venue page.


This Venue is not Wheelchair Accessible.


★★★★★ 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