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

ArtsHub


The team behind Jasper Jones return for this exquisite new stage adaptation of the much-loved tale.

In a wild and remote area of coastline on South Australia’s Coorong, Storm Boy and his reclusive father live in a secluded shack, hidden away from the harsh realities of city life. After befriending a local Ngarrindjeri man, Storm Boy discovers three orphaned pelican chicks and decides to take them in. What follows is 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 Storm Boy is brought to life on stage in a theatrical event filled with unforgettable characters and a collection of astonishing life-size puppets by Dead Puppet Society. With epic scope and scale, this stunning Australian story is realised in a production that evokes the fragile wilderness of Storm Boy’s world.

Adapted by Tom Holloway (Double Indemnity), this powerful new production featuring John Batchelor (Red Dog) and Tony Briggs (Cleverman) is directed by Sam Strong, who will again bring his magic to another timeless coming-of-age story, as he did with MTC’s Helpmann Award-winning Jasper Jones.

‘An exquisite adaptation
of an Australian classic.’

Canberra Times


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.

Cast & Crew

John Batchelor

John Batchelor

Hideaway Tom

Tony Briggs

Tony Briggs

Fingerbone Bill

Emily Burton

Emily Burton

Puppeteer

Sam Strong

Sam Strong

Director

David Morton

David Morton

Puppet Designer & Associate Director

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Anna Cordingley

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Darrin Verhagen

Darrin Verhagen

Composer & Sound Designer

Justin Harrison

Justin Harrison

AV Designer

Venues

Attendance Information

  • For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

    Further details regarding this production’s content will be available closer to the season. Please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800 for more information.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning

    Storm Boy will be Audio Described on Saturday 6 July, 2pm and Tuesday 9 July, 6.30pm, with a tactile tour at 1pm prior to the Saturday performance.

    Captions are available via a screen for the 2pm performance on Saturday 13 July.

    You can learn more about access services at MTC here.