Storm Boy | Queensland Theatre
29 July - 17 August [Past Event] Playhouse, QPACBuy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

The beloved Australian novel given delightful new stage life

Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom.

During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shepherd him from childhood into adulthood: the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country; and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go.

This landmark new production of Colin Thiele’s cherished yet bittersweet coming-of-age story brings together the creative forces behind Jasper Jones and The Wider Earth. It will touch the hearts of young and old with its masterful puppetry and boundless imagination.

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    Cast Includes Ellen Bailey, John Batchelor, Tony Briggs, Emily Burton, Conor Lowe, Drew Wilson

    Puppet Designer/Associate Director David Morton

    Designer Anna Cordingley

    Lighting Designer Matt Scott

    Composer & Sound Designer Darrin Verhagen 

    Projection Designer Justin Harrison

    Recommended for primary school Year 5 ages and up

    Contains theatrical haze and smoke effects, the sound of gun shots, strobe lighting and dynamic sounds.

    Running Time
    Approximately 90 minutes with no interval.


     - Broadway World

    "I sat enchanted and transfixed... it's a wonderful production for all ages" - Courier Mail

    ★ - ArtsHub

    "A perfect piece of theatrical entertainment" - Absolute Theatre

    "First class entertainment" - Hush Hush Biz

    "heart-warming, innovative and visually stunning" - Backstreet Brisbane

    "An extraordinary audience experience" - Arts Review
    "10/10, spectacular" - SheSociety

    Information for Schools

    Auslan Interpreted Mon 5 Aug 2019, 6.30pm

    Audio Described Thu 15 Aug 2019, 7.30pm + Sat 17 Aug 2019, 2pm

    Relaxed Performance Sat 10 Aug 2019, 2pm

    Play Briefing
    There will be no Play Briefing

    QT Club
    Sat 3 Aug, 2pm

    Night with the Artists 
    Mon 5 Aug, 6.30pm


    • RACQ
    • Melbourne Theatre Company
    • Dead Puppet Society
    • Griffith University
    • Ord Minnett