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.

22 Feb – 25 Feb


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. 

Free Talking Point
Jasper Jones - Merrigong Talking Point
Saturday 25 February, approx. 30 mins after the matinee ends

Reviews
“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



Image: Matilda Ridgeway and Tom Conroy | Photo by Lisa Tomasetti



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Venue Information

Venue
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, IMB Theatre

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Cast & Creative Team

Director
Anne-Louise Sarks

Set Design
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

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

Details

Pricing
Premium: $84
Adult: $72
Conc/Group 8+: $67
Under 30s: $49
Family of 4: $196 (Max 2 Adults)
School Groups 8+: $23

(Under 30s tickets not available online. A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Wed 22 Feb, 8pm
Thu 23 Feb, 11am
Thu 23 Feb, 6.30pm
Fri 24 Feb, 8pm
Sat 25 Feb, 2pm
Sat 25 Feb, 8pm

Post-show Q&A:
Thu 23 Feb, 11am
Thu 23 Feb, 6.30pm

Tactile Tour
Sat 25 Feb, 12.30pm

Audio Description & Live Captioning:
Sat 25 Feb, 2pm

Running Time
Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins (incl. interval)

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