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Storm Boy

THE BELOVED AUSTRALIAN NOVEL GIVEN DELIGHTFUL NEW STAGE LIFE

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By Colin Thiele adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway
Directed by Sam Strong
29 July - 17 August [PAST EVENT]
Playhouse, QPAC

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.

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

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

Running Time
Approximately 90 minutes with no interval.

Accessibility
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