Overview

Synopsis

Hailed as an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird, Craig Silvey's acclaimed, best-selling novel is lovingly adapted for the stage by Kate Mulvany.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

Jasper Jones is our next Cloudstreet.

The West Australian
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Synopsis

2010 Australian Book Industry Award for Book of the Year

Hailed as an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird, Craig Silvey’s acclaimed, best-selling novel is lovingly adapted for the stage by Kate Mulvany, directed by Sam Strong (Private Lives, The Weir).

In this great Australian epic, young Charlie is startled by fierce rapping on the window of his sleep-out late one summer night in 1965. It’s Jasper Jones, the baddest kid in Corrigan and now he’s outside Charlie’s window, begging him to come see something, something that’ll change his life.

A heart-warming coming-of-age story wrapped in a mystery, Jasper Jones recalls a long, simmering summer in which friendships are tested and illusions are lost. Now, Sam Strong transforms this tender small-town morality tale into a rich and poignant new production.

Jasper Jones is on the 2016 VCE Theatre Studies playlist.

Cast & Crew

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Ian Bliss

Mr Bucktin/Warwick

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Nicholas Denton

Charlie Bucktin

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Taylor Ferguson

Laura / Eliza Wishart

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Rachel Gordon

Mrs Bucktin

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Guy Simon

Jasper Jones

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Hayden Spencer

Mad Jack

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Harry Tseng

Jeffrey Lu

Sam Strong

Sam Strong

Director

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Anna Cordingley

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Darrin Verhagen

Darrin Verhagen

Composer/Sound Designer

Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Voice & Dialect Coach

Justine Campbell

Justine Campbell

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

Jasper Jones is our next Cloudstreet.

The West Australian

There’s tension, injustice, young love, hypocrisy, and above all the certainty that Silvey has planted himself in the landscape as one of our finest storytellers.

Australian Women’s Weekly

A riveting tale, studded with laugh-out-loud and life affirming moments.

Adelaide Advertiser

Venues

Related Events

25 July, 6pm: Free cast and artist Q&A

Join us at Southbank Theatre, the Sumner for a free discussion with the cast and creative teams.

8 August: Donor event – Post-show cocktail party

There will be a post-show cocktail party for MTC Donors, following the 6.30pm performance. For more information about becoming an MTC Donor, email donations@mtc.com.au

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language and references to violence, sexual abuse and suicide. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
  • This production will be audio described on 23 August (6.30pm) and 27 August (4pm, with a tactile tour at 3pm), and captioned on 3 September (4pm).