Jasper Jones

Date(s) - 25 Feb 2017
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)

GoTheatrical! open captioned performance on Saturday, 25 February 2017 at 2pm
Bookings: http://merrigong.com.au/shows/jasper-jones.html
At time of booking, please mention that you require seats with a good view of the captioning screens.

A Belvoir production

Jasper Jones

Based on the novel by Craig Silvey. Adapted by Kate Mulvany

A smash-hit coming of age story for a generation, and a nation too.

Belvoir makes a welcome return to our stage with their smash-hit production of Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel.

The backblocks of Western Australia. It’s summer, 1965. Charlie Bucktin is 13 and smart. Overseas there’s war in Indochina, Civil Rights marches, the stirrings of women’s liberation – but at home Charlie Bucktin dreams of writing the Great Australian Novel.

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.

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?

Delighting Sydney audiences in 2016, this production returns to Belvoir St Theatre due to popular demand before heading to Wollongong. Jasper Jones is enthralling storytelling – whimsical, funny, tragic and wise.

Recommended for ages 13+. Contains simulated violence and adult themes.


Anne-Louise Sarks

Set Design
Michael Hankin

Costume Designer
Mel Page

Lighting Designer
Matt Scott

Composer & Sound Designer
Steve Toulmin

Fight Choreographer
Scott Witt

Sara Black

Indigenous Advisor
Jada Alberts

Kate Box
Tom Conroy
Steve LeMarquand
Matilda Ridgway
Guy Simon
Harry Tseng

“This much-loved novel is given a beautiful stage treatment…a warm and lively production…brillantly cast” – The Australian

“…the creatively rich production that opens Belvoir’s 2016 with that most welcome phenomenon: the big fat, satisfying, thought-provoking, laugh-making, tear-jerking smash hit.” – Stage Noise

“This piercing adaptation is very much worth seeing for the way it depicts – and shows ways across – some of the deep and enduring divides in our society.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“This is a moving, astute and often very funny production…” – Daily Review

“Mulvany has created something crackling and genuine here, a glimpse of racial and gender inequity in our all-too recent past. Take a teen.” – Aussie Theatre

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