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Adaptation of Storm Boy Colin Thiele , 1963 single work children's fiction
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(2019: co-production)

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(2013, 2015: co-production)

Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Storm Boy
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom.

'During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shepherd him from childhood into adulthood: the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country; and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go.'

Source: Queensland Theatre Company.

Production Details

  • A Sydney Theatre Company and Barking Gecko Theatre Company production: Previews 9 - 11 August, 13 August 2013. Season 14 August - 8 September 2013.

    2015 Season : 24 April - 17 May.

    Director: John Sheedy.

    Designer: Michael Scott-Mitchell.

    Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper.

    Sound Designer: Kingsley Reeve.

    Puppet Director: Peter Wilson.

    Assistant Director: Scarlet McGlynn.

    Cast: Joshua Challenor, Shaka Cook, Trevor Jamieson, Peter O'Brien, Rory Potter, and Michael Smith.


    A Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Company co-production, in association with Dead Puppet Society, 17 June - 20 July 2019 (The Sumner, Southbank Theatre) and 29 July - 17 August 2019 (Playhouse, QPAC).

    Director: Sam Strong.

    Associate Director/Puppet Designer: David Morton.

    Designer: Anna Cordingley.

    Lighting Designer: Matt Scott.

    Composer & Sound Designer: Darrin Verhagen.

    AV Designer: Justin Harrison.

    Cast includes John Batchelor, Tony Briggs, and Emily Burton.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2013
      2013 .
      Extent: 75min.p.

Works about this Work

Storm Boy Review (Wharf 1 Theatre, Sydney) Benjamin Neutze , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Daily Review , 27 April 2015;

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
'When Barking Gecko Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company’s stage adaptation of Colin Thiele’s beloved 1964 novella Storm Boy premiered two years ago, it was in front of an audience made up mainly of adults from the theatre world. Playwright Tom Holloway’s version has a clear focus on younger audiences (although that’s not to say there’s not plenty for adults to enjoy) so it was a little difficult to gauge exactly what the reaction might be to an understated and often dark piece of theatre from its target audience...'
Timeless Story Told with Charm Peter Wilkins , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 June 2015; (p. 6)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Production Brings Beloved Story to Playhouse Ron Cerabona , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 June 2015; (p. 3)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Children's Classic Shows Joy Found in Nature Sonia Harford , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 May 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Storm Boy's Flight of Nostalgia John McCallum , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 August 2013; (p. 16)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Stage Alliance Gives Storm Boy Wings Michaela Boland , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 9)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Kicking Up a Storm Michaela Boland , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Role of Recluse an Enigmatic Entree to Stage Elissa Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 August 2013; (p. 11)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Life Lessons on the Bill Elissa Blake , 2013 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 August 2013; (p. 5)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
'Colin Thiele's classic tale Storm Boy gets a fresh airing in a production featuring puppets...'
World of Exiles May Yet Take Flight Jason Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 August 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 2013 single work drama
Mr Percival Soars Again Lissa Christopher , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 10-11)
The Puppet Master Elissa Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 August 2013; (p. 18)
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