Date(s) - 6 Jun 2015
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
Captioned performance: Saturday, 6 June 2015 at 1pm
Booking details: https://www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au/site/what-is-on.php?detail=storm-boy-0811
At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screens. Alternatively, captions will be available on mobile or tablet devices by simply downloading our GoTheatrical! app from The App Store or GooglePlay.
ABOUT THE SHOW
A CHERISHED CHILDHOOD FAVOURITE.
“A childhood favourite, Storm Boy is full of heart and soul.” Crikey
Colin Thiele’s Storm Boy is one of Australia’s best loved stories. Rare a childhood goes by without a bedtime reading of this homegrown classic. Its evocation of a far-away windy beach and bittersweet message about growing up has enthralled children and adults alike for decades.
Sydney Theatre Company and Perth’s Barking Gecko Theatre Company have created an absolutely captivating stage adaptation that is a thoughtful meditation on love, kindness and our connections to the people and world around us. Tom Holloway’s writing honours the spare, unadorned style of the original, while John Sheedy’s sensitive direction brings the characters, whether human or pelican, springing to life.
A boy’s last childhood summer before beginning the long trek to adulthood is spent with his reclusive dad, Hideaway Tom. Storm Boy roams the savage landscape, navigating the waters and searching for debris and wildlife. Along the way he picks up some unlikely friends including the enigmatic Fingerbone Bill and a family of orphaned pelicans, including his favourite, Mr Percival.
Whether you are an adult keen to revisit childhood memories or want to introduce a new generation of children to the story, this is your chance to savour the wonder of this uniquely Australian classic.
Jimi Bani, Peter O’Brien
SET, COSTUME & PUPPET DESIGNER