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y Jasper Jones single work   drama   - 2 hours 20 minutes
Adaptation of Jasper Jones Craig Silvey 2009 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Corrigan is a town populated by barnacles: hard shells that clench themselves shut and choose not to know.'

'Charlie Bucktin is a geeky thirteen-year-old living in a country WA town in 1965. He's probably the only teenager who reads books in a town that's sport mad. His best mate Jeffrey Lu is Vietnamese, and isn't having such a good time of things either.

'Jasper Jones is an Indigenous 14 year-old that lives on the outside of town and the wrong side of the tracks. One summer night, Jasper takes Charlie to his secret glade in the bush. Charlie witnesses a terrible discovery and is suddenly embroiled in a plot with more twists and turns than any of the novels he so dearly loves.

'Barking Gecko is thrilled that talented playwright and actor Kate Mulvany will adapt Craig Silvey's multiple award-winning, best-selling novel, Jasper Jones for WA audiences.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at Studio Underground; State Theatre Centre of WA 18 July - 09 August 2014

    Director : John Sheedy

    Set & Costume : Designer Michael Scott Mitchell

    Lighting Designer : Trent Suidgeest

    Sound Designer : Ben Collins

    Performed at the Belvoir St Theatre, Upstairs Theatre, 2 January - 7 February 2016.

    CAST

    Tom Conroy

    Kate Mulvany

    Lasarus Ratuere

    Matilda Ridgway

    Steve Rodgers

    Charles Wu

    TEAM

    Based on the novel by Craig Silvey

    Adapted by Kate Mulvany

    Director Anne-Louise Sarks

    Set Designer Michael Hankin

    Costume Designer Mel Page

    Lighting Designer Matt Scott

    Composer & Sound Designer Steve Toulmin

    Performed at Belvoir Upstairs Theatre, Surry Hills, New South Wales : 25 January - 19 February 2017

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2014
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2014 .
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      Extent: 78p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date 01 Feb 2016
      ISBN: 9781925005639
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Nation Warms to Small-Town Tale Michaela Boland , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 January 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Keeping up with the Joneses from Page to Stage Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 January 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Adaptation Keeps the Favourite Bits Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 January 2016; (p. 23)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Dark Side of Small-town Idyll John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 8 January 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Piercing Adaptation Stands Tall Despite Slight Falter at End Jason Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 January 2016; (p. 27)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Belvoir's Jasper Jones Proves the Enduring Appeal of Coming-of-Age Stories Brigid Delaney , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 January 2016;

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Fluid Lines Charlotte Wood , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6 February 2016;
A Modern Classic Comes Alive Sonia Harford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30-31 July 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Teen Spirit Has Broad Appeal Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 August 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Jasper Jones Review : Marvellous Production with Broad Appeal Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 August 2016;

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
'Publishing has a category aimed at teens; theatre doesn't. Even if it did, this marvellous production of Jasper Jones would transcend the label, as the best stories for younger audiences always do. ...'
Review : Jasper Jones Deborah McPherson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 51 no. 1 2016; (p. 107)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Play On Steve Dow , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 24 October 2015;
Empathy for a Rebellious Outsider Victoria Laurie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 July 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Empathy for a Rebellious Outsider Victoria Laurie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 July 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Nation Warms to Small-Town Tale Michaela Boland , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 January 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Keeping up with the Joneses from Page to Stage Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 January 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Adaptation Keeps the Favourite Bits Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 January 2016; (p. 23)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Dark Side of Small-town Idyll John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 8 January 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Piercing Adaptation Stands Tall Despite Slight Falter at End Jason Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 January 2016; (p. 27)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Belvoir's Jasper Jones Proves the Enduring Appeal of Coming-of-Age Stories Brigid Delaney , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 January 2016;

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
A Modern Classic Comes Alive Sonia Harford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30-31 July 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Teen Spirit Has Broad Appeal Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 August 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Jasper Jones Review : Marvellous Production with Broad Appeal Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 August 2016;

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
'Publishing has a category aimed at teens; theatre doesn't. Even if it did, this marvellous production of Jasper Jones would transcend the label, as the best stories for younger audiences always do. ...'
Review : Jasper Jones Deborah McPherson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 51 no. 1 2016; (p. 107)

— Review of Jasper Jones Kate Mulvany 2014 single work drama
Fluid Lines Charlotte Wood , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6 February 2016;
Play On Steve Dow , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 24 October 2015;
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