Overview

Synopsis

From acclaimed Ring Cycle Director Neil Armfield comes the adored Australian production that took New York by storm.
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Synopsis

Best Production for Children, Sydney Theatre Award (2010)

Family show! Suitable for anyone aged 9 to 90

From acclaimed Ring Cycle Director Neil Armfield comes the adored Australian production that took New York by storm.

Nine year-old Thomas can see things no one else can: tropical fish thriving in the Amsterdam canals, trumpeting sparrows and even a hailstorm of frogs. He also sees the unhappiness of his family, the violence in his father, and the pain that lingers long after the war is over. All this – good and bad – he carefully records in his magical and hopeful Book of Everything.

Funny, deeply touching and created especially for young people, The Book of Everything is MTC’s Christmas treat for you and your family. Director Neil Armfield, playwright Richard Tulloch and designer Kim Carpenter have turned this classic children’s story into an enchanting play, literally for all ages. So bring your kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or even just your inner child, for a day at the theatre like no other.

A Belvoir and Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image co-production.

Cast & Crew

Alison Bell

Alison Bell

Margot

Peter Carroll

Peter Carroll

Father/Bumbiter

Andrea Demetriades

Andrea Demetriades

Eliza

Claire Jones

Claire Jones

Mother

John Leary

John Leary

Jesus

Genevieve Picot

Genevieve Picot

Aunty Pie

Matthew Whittet

Matthew Whittet

Thomas

Neil Armfield

Neil Armfield

Director

Kim Carpenter

Kim Carpenter

Set and Costume Designer

Nigel Levings

Nigel Levings

Lighting Designer

Steve Francis

Steve Francis

Sound Designer

Ian Grandage

Iain Grandage

Composer

Julia Cotton

Julia Cotton

Choreographer

Eamon Flack

Eamon Flack

Assistant Director

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Attendance Information

  • Suitable for children aged 9 years and older
  • Contains strobe lighting
  • Please note: this production contains depictions of physical violence which some audience members may find confronting.