'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)
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.
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