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y separately published work icon Jasper Jones single work   drama   - 2 hours 20 minutes
Adaptation of Jasper Jones Craig Silvey , 2009 single work novel
First known date: 2014 Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Jasper Jones
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'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)

Exhibitions

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Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources

This work has teaching resources.

Part one of teaching resources, via Melbourne Theatre Company.

Teaching Resources

This work has teaching resources.

Part two of teaching resources, via Melbourne Theatre Company.

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.

    Director: Anne-Louise Sarks.

    Set Designer: Michael Hankin.

    Costume Designer: Mel Page.

    Lighting Designer: Matt Scott.

    Composer & Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin.

    Cast: Tom Conroy, Kate Mulvany, Lasarus Ratuere, Matilda Ridgway, Steve Rodgers, and Charles Wu.


    Produced by Melbourne Theatre Company at the Sumner, Southbank Theatre, 1 August to 10 September 2016.

    Director: Sam Strong.

    Set and Costume Designer: Anna Cordingley.

    Lighting Designer: Matt Scott.

    Composer and Sound designer: Darrin Verhagen.

    Voice and Dialect Coach: Leith McPherson.

    Assistant Director: Justine Campbell.

    Cast: Ian Bliss (Mr Bucktin / Warwick), Nicholas Denton (Charlie Bucktin), Taylor Ferguson (Laura / Eliza Wishart), Rachel Gordon (Mrs Bucktin), Guy Simon (Jasper Jones), Hayden Spencer (Mad Jack), and Harry Tseng (Jeffrey Lu).


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

    Director: Anne-Louise Sarks.

    Set Designer: Michael Hankin.

    Costume Designer: Mel Page.

    Lighting Designer: Matt Scott.

    Composer and Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin.

    Fight Choreography: Scott Witt.

    Choreographer: Sara Black.

    Indigenous Advisor: Jada Alberts.

    Cast including Tom Conroy, Matilda Ridgway, Guy Simon, and Hoa Xuande.


    Produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Flinders University at the Dunstan Playhouse, 16 August to 7 September 2019.

    Director: Nescha Jelk.

    Designer: Ailsa Paterson.

    Lighting Designer: Nigel Levings.

    Composer and Sound Designer: Andrew Howard.

    Cast including James Smith and Elijah Valadian-Wilson.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2014
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 78p.
      Description: illus.
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      • 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.
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2017 .
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      Extent: 77p.p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 9781760620042

Works about this Work

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. ...'
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
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
Fluid Lines Charlotte Wood , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6 February 2016;
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
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
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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