Dead Puppet Society

Storm Boy

Presented by Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre
in association with Dead Puppet Society

By Colin Thiele adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway


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.


Season dates:

Melbourne: 17 June - 20 July. Tickets here.
Brisbane: 29 July - 17 August. Tickets here.


Creative team:

Director Sam Strong
Associate Director/Puppet Designer David Morton
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Composer & Sound Designer Darrin Verhagen
Projection Designer Justin Harrison

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