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.
By Colin Thiele adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway.
Presented by Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre in association with Dead Puppet Society.
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
Performers Ellen Bailey, John Batchelor, Tony Briggs, Emily Burton, Conor Lowe, Drew Wilson
17 June - 20 July 2019 Melbourne Theatre Company |
29 July - 17 August 2019 Queensland Theatre
2019 Drama Victoria Award Best Performance by a Theatre Company for Secondary Students in Year 7-10
I sat, enchanted and transfixed… it's a wonderful production for all ages | The Courier Mail
First class entertainment | Hush Hush Biz
It was a perfect piece of theatrical entertainment | Absolute Theatre
An extraordinary audience experience | Arts Review