Downing is 60s rock star Rebel, who finds a new life away from his humble hometown. Rebel recalls the men that shaped his life and helped him discover the true meaning of rock and roll. Supported by his band, he reflects on the closeted lifestyles of those around him in the original era of 'don't ask; don't tell'.

"Two thumbs up and highly recommended" "Drew Downing is sensational"

"Downing’s acting, stage presence and most importantly, rock-star voice make Rebel well worth seeing"
– Theatrepress

Fresh from its hit Midsumma season, Drew Downing returns as REBEL for a limited season as part of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Directed by Rob Gaetano
Original Songs by Drew Downing

Filmed and Edited by James Terry