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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Book of Everything
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'Thomas is nine and he's started writing a book. His father says all important books are about God. Even so, Thomas writes down all the interesting things he sees that other people seem to ignore: tropical fish in the canal, a deluge of frogs, the Son of God popping in for a chat ...

'He also writes down his greatest determination: When I grow up, I'm going to be happy.

'Featuring Jesus, the angels, the Bottombiter, the startling Mrs Van Amersfoort and a beautiful girl with a leather leg, this is a totally magical story about a child learning to act when faced with fear and wrong. Acclaimed children's author Guus Kuijer's magnificently humble story grabs your heart, challenges your mind, and makes you laugh, no matter how old you are.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Neil Armfield was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play for the 2009-2010 Company B Belvoir production.
  • Adapted from Dutch author Guss Kuijer's children's novel, The Book of Everything.

Production Details

  • Produced at Belvoir St Theatre, 23 December 2009 - 31 January 2010. Director: Neil Armfield.
  • This play will tour in April 2012 to the New Victory Thetare in New York.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2009

Works about this Work

Deal Puts Aussie Actors Centre Stage Matthew Westwood , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 December 2013;
The Book of Everything : Much, Much More than Child's Play Catherine Deveny , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 6 December 2013;

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
A Good Dose of Fun Despite Tackling Some Serious Issues Rebecca Harkins-Cross , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 December 2013; (p. 31)

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
Tale of Overcoming Fear the Best Summer Panto in Town Chris Boyd , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 December 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
Caught between Two Worlds Michelle Potter , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 September 2013;

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
Regression We Had to Have Kristie Lau , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 December 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
No Doubt About Thomas John McCallum , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 January 2010; (p. 11)

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
A Gem - With No Age Limit Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 January 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 10 January 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
Caught between Two Worlds Michelle Potter , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 September 2013;

— Review of The Book of Everything Richard Tulloch , 2009 single work drama
The Man with the Child in His Eyes Tracy Ellis , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lowdown , December vol. 31 no. 6 2009; (p. 8-9)

Kim Carpenter's Theatre of Image has been staging high quality and unique theatrical experiences for Australian and international audiences since 1988. In December 2009, Theatre of Image will premiere their latest production, The Book of Everything, at Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre.

Flight of Fantasy Elissa Blake , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 August 2011; (p. 13)
Production is Not Just Kid's Stuff Kylie Matthews , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 4 August 2011; (p. 35)
Lightness in Tale of Rejection Peter Burdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 August 2011; (p. 70)
Deal Puts Aussie Actors Centre Stage Matthew Westwood , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 December 2013;

Awards

2013 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage 'Melbourne Theatre Company presents A Belvoir and Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image co-production'.
2010 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Production for Children For the 2010 Belvoir St Theatre production.
2010 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work For the 2010 Belvoir St Theatre production.
2010 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play For the 2009-2010 Company B Belvoir production.
2010 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Presentation for Children For the 2009-2010 Company B Belvoir production.
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