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Storm Boy

Melbourne Theatre Company

Event Date: 28 August 2018 05:00 PM

‘The stuff of cherished memories.
A must see.’

‘What do we know about looking after pelicans?’

Evoking the spectacle of shows like War Horse and The Lion King, but with the heart of Jasper Jones, director Sam Strong will bring this much loved Australian classic to life like never before, with John Batchelor (Red Dog) and Tony Briggs (Cleverman) starring alongside a squadron of incredible life-size puppets created by Dead Puppet Society.

In a remote shack on the South Australian coastline, Storm Boy lives with his reclusive father, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. After finding three helpless pelican chicks and deciding to take them in, Storm Boy embarks on a remarkable journey of discovery that will change his life forever.

This much-loved story has enthralled generations of Australians both on the page and on screen. Now, Colin Thiele’s heart-warming classic has been adapted by Tom Holloway (Double Indemnity) into a stunning theatrical event with epic scope and scale.

‘An exquisite adaptation
of an Australian classic.’
Canberra Times

Hear from Storm Boy Director, Sam Strong.

A co-production with Queensland Theatre in association with Dead Puppet Society

Storm Boy is presented by special arrangement with New Holland Publishing. Tom Holloway’s adaptation of Storm Boy was originally commissioned, first produced and directed by John Sheedy at Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf 1 Theatre, by Sydney Theatre Company and Barking Gecko Theatre Company, 9 August – 8 September 2013 with original cast including Trevor Jamison, Peter O’Brien, Rory Potter, Shaka Cooke, Michael Smith and Joshua Challenor.

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