Jasper Jones

1 August — 10 September 2016

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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.

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Sam Strong

Anna Cordingley

Anna Cordingley

Harry Tseng

Harry Tseng

Guy Simon

Guy Simon

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Artwork for Hayden Spencer

Hayden Spencer

Mad Jack

Artwork for Ian Bliss

Ian Bliss

Mr Bucktin/Warwick

Rachel Gordon

Rachel Gordon

Artwork for Taylor Ferguson

Taylor Ferguson

Laura / Eliza Wishart

Artwork for Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Voice & Dialect Coach

Artwork for Nicholas Denton

Nicholas Denton

Charlie Bucktin

Artwork for Darrin Verhagen

Darrin Verhagen

Composer/Sound Designer

Justine Campbell

Justine Campbell