Based on the novel by Craig Silvey
Adapted by Kate Mulvany
Director Anne-Louise Sarks

  • Venue National tour
  • Dates 22 February – 4 March 2017

    The 2016 smash hit returns to Belvoir for a quick season in January 2017 and then hits the road.

    The backblocks of Western Australia. It’s 1965 and Charlie Bucktin’s thirteen and smart. But when blamed-for-everything Jasper Jones appears at his window one night, Charlie’s out of his depth. Jasper has stumbled on the body of a local girl in the scrub, and he knows he’s the first suspect – that goes with the colour of his skin. He needs every ounce of Charlie’s brains if the truth is to emerge before Jasper finds himself at the pointy end of a deep anger.

    As the boys negotiate the secrets of a small town, the winds of change blow – but how do teenage Australians solve the riddles of a Grown-Up World?

    Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel is daggy-funny and wise. A coming-of-age story for a generation, and a nation too.

    It’s clear that there’s something deeply binding about this show, and very human. It already feels like a classic. It poured out delight in 2016, and the clamour for tickets was so, well, huge, we felt we couldn’t leave it at that. – Eamon


    Based on the novel by Craig Silvey
    Adapted by Kate Mulvany
    Director Anne-Louise Sarks
    Set Designer Michael Hankin
    Costume Designer Mel Page
    Lighting Designer Matt Scott
    Composer & Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
    Fight Choreographer Scott Witt
    Choreographer Sara Black
    Indigenous Advisor Jada Alberts
    Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
    Assistant Stage Manager Jennifer Pasonage


    Kate Box
    Tom Conroy
    Steve Le Marquand
    Matilda Ridgway
    Guy Simon

    Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman
    Production images by Lisa Tomasetti

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