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Adaptation of The Messenger Markus Zusak , 2002 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Messenger : The Play
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Meet Ed Kennedy - underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first Ace arrives. That's when Ed becomes the messenger...

'The Messenger is a darkly humorous, thought provoking and moving story that reminds us how difficult it is to find our place in the world.'

Production Details

  • First produced at the Canberra Youth Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre, Braddon, Australian Capital Territory, 26 November 2008.

    Director: Pip Buining.


    Presented by Brown's Mart at Brown's Mart, Darwin, in 2022.

    Director: Merrilee Mills.

    Production Designer: Beck Adams.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2008

Works about this Work

Theatre Review: The Messenger, Brown’s Mart Theatre Kyle Walmsley , 2022 single work review
— Appears in: ArtsHub , March 2022;

— Review of The Messenger : The Play Ross Mueller , 2008 single work drama

'An adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel has a mixed reception.'

Review of The Messenger Peter Wilkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Lowdown , December vol. 30 no. 6 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of The Messenger : The Play Ross Mueller , 2008 single work drama
State by State : ACT Estelle Muspratt , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , April vol. 30 no. 2 2008; (p. 28-29)

Provides an overview of news, events, opportunities and industry information for young people in the performing arts in the ACT during 2008.

Canberra Youth theatre Estelle Muspratt , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , October vol. 30 no. 5 2008; (p. 22)
Superb Production, Outstanding Performances - This is Youth Theatre at its Best Peter Wilkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 November 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of The Messenger : The Play Ross Mueller , 2008 single work drama
Superb Production, Outstanding Performances - This is Youth Theatre at its Best Peter Wilkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 November 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of The Messenger : The Play Ross Mueller , 2008 single work drama
Review of The Messenger Peter Wilkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Lowdown , December vol. 30 no. 6 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of The Messenger : The Play Ross Mueller , 2008 single work drama
Theatre Review: The Messenger, Brown’s Mart Theatre Kyle Walmsley , 2022 single work review
— Appears in: ArtsHub , March 2022;

— Review of The Messenger : The Play Ross Mueller , 2008 single work drama

'An adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel has a mixed reception.'

Hard Grips in Choices of Life Philip O'Brien , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 2008; (p. 9)
Canberra Youth theatre Estelle Muspratt , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , October vol. 30 no. 5 2008; (p. 22)
State by State : ACT Estelle Muspratt , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , April vol. 30 no. 2 2008; (p. 28-29)

Provides an overview of news, events, opportunities and industry information for young people in the performing arts in the ACT during 2008.

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