The Boy I Paid For

Two men. One night.

Socially awkward Keith (Jake Matricardi) hires beautiful escort Beau (Jonny Kinnear) for an evening of companionship one Christmas Eve. While Keith has no idea what to expect, Beau is treating this like just another job, but he has never had a client quite like Keith before.

As the night goes on, both men realise they have to confront their own truths... and need one another to do it in this original play that examines the ramifications of our obsession with youth and beauty.

The Boy I Paid For’ is written and directed by Wayne Stellini, whose previous Midsumma seasons of ‘Michael and Phillip Are Getting Married in the Morning’ and ‘What Ever Happened to Jeremy Baxter?’ were critically acclaimed:

The Butterfly Club presents a Writers' Block Theatre production of 'The Boy I Paid For.'

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by Benjamin Laut

Event & ticketing details

Dates & Times

When 20 Jan, 22-25 at 7pm, 27-31 Jan at 8.30pm
Duration 55m


Full $35.00
Concession $31.00
Group $28.00 - minimum 6


The Butterfly Club - Upstairs

5 Carson Pl, Melbourne CBD

Get directions


Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 11 | tram 11, 12, 48, 86, 96, 109 to stop 6

Event notes


Premiere, New Work


Sex scene, coarse language, adult themes, sexually explicit language

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