28 July - 18 AugustPlayhouse, QPACBuy tickets
In a nutshell
The smash-hit stage adaptation of the classic Australian coming-of-age mystery
In the sizzling summer of 1965, a bookish 14 year-old boy flees from the boredom and bullying of small-town life by burying himself in stories of epic adventure. He never thought he’d find himself living one.
Charlie Bucktin lives in a tiny, insignificant bush town where nothing happens. Nothing, that is, until the town’s very own Huckleberry Finn – the light-fingered and dark-skinned Jasper Jones – stumbles upon a gruesome crime out by the dam.
Who else would he call on for help but the sharpest kid around? A midnight tap at Charlie’s window sparks a race to solve a murder and clear Jasper’s name.
Somewhere between Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and classic movie Stand by Me, Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novel is a bittersweet, joyous coming-of-age yarn set in a community where every weatherboard house hides a dark secret.
Cast Includes Ian Bliss, Shaka Cook, Nicholas Denton, Rachel Gordon, Harry Tseng
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Composer/ Sound Designer Darrin Verhagen