Jasper Jones | Queensland Theatre
28 July - 18 August [Past Event] Playhouse, QPACBuy tickets Season 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 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. 

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Cast Includes Ian Bliss, Shaka Cook, Nicholas Denton, Rachel Gordon, Hayden Spencer, Hoa Xuande and Melanie Zanetti 

Designer Anna Cordingley

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Composer/ Sound Designer Darrin Verhagen

Play Briefing
Monday 23 July, 6pm - 7pm
Playhouse, QPAC

Running Time 
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

This production contains coarse language, adult themes, theatrical weapons, references to violence, sexual abuse and suicide, racial slurs, theatrical haze/smoke effects and electronic cigarettes.

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  • Melbourne Theatre Company
  • BDO
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