29 July - 17 August
Playhouse, QPACBuy 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.
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
There will be no Play Briefing
Sat 3 Aug, 2pm
Night with the Artists
Mon 5 Aug, 6.30pm