2 - 5 October 2019

It’s summer 1965 in a small, hot town in Western Australia. Overseas, war is raging in Vietnam, Civil Rights marches are on the streets, and women’s liberation is stirring – but at home in Corrigan Charlie Bucktin dreams of writing the Great Australian Novel. Charlie’s 14 and smart. But when 16- year-old, constantly-in-trouble Jasper Jones appears at his window one night, Charlie’s out of his depth. Jasper has stumbled upon a terrible crime in the scrub nearby, and he knows he’s the first suspect – that goes with the colour of his skin. He needs every ounce of Charlie’s bookish brain to help solve this awful mystery before the town turns on Jasper. A play by Kate Mulvany. Based on the novel by Craig Silvey.

"Whether you know the book or not, this piercing adaptation is very much worth seeing for the way it depicts – and shows ways across – some of the deep and enduring divides in our society." - Jason Blake SMH

"An Australian To Kill a Mockingbird." - The Monthly

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Synopsis

2 – 5 October 2019

It’s summer 1965 in a small, hot town in Western Australia.

Overseas, war is raging in Vietnam, Civil Rights marches are on the streets, and women’s liberation is stirring – but at home in Corrigan Charlie Bucktin dreams of writing the Great Australian Novel.

Charlie’s 14 and smart. But when 16- year-old, constantly-in-trouble Jasper Jones appears at his window one night, Charlie’s out of his depth. Jasper has stumbled upon a terrible crime in the scrub nearby, and he knows he’s the first suspect – that goes with the colour of his skin.

He needs every ounce of Charlie’s bookish brain to help solve this awful mystery before the town turns on Jasper.

A play by Kate Mulvany. Based on the novel by Craig Silvey.

“Whether you know the book or not, this piercing adaptation is very much worth seeing for the way it depicts – and shows ways across – some of the deep and enduring divides in our society.”Jason Blake SMH

“An Australian To Kill a Mockingbird.”The Monthly

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Budding Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 135 minutes, including interval

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains obscene language.

VENUE:
Courtyard Studio
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