ADAPTED BY RICHARD ROXBURGH AND JUSTIN MONJO,
FROM THE NOVEL BY TIM WINTON
15 MARCH – 16 APRIL
In the Western Australian town of Subiaco, 13-year-old Ort Flack is coming to terms with terrible changes in his world.
Long ago, his parents ‘dropped out’ to follow a hippie lifestyle. Now his father lies paralysed in a coma, his older sister is consumed by hate, his grandma exists in a fog of dementia and his once-carefree mother can’t cope.
For Ort, the struggle to understand the world around him draws him towards the supernatural. Lonely, frightened, loving unconditionally and full of optimism, he becomes obsessed with the belief that somewhere ‘up there’ someone or something watches over them all, controlling their destiny, and that his father can be cured.
Then one day a mysterious stranger appears and bewitches them all.
Tim Winton’s novel about a young boy’s experiences of love, loss, faith and family has been adapted into an evocative piece of theatrical magic-realism embracing the author’s rich colloquial language and infused with humour, spirituality and humanity. + PRESS + PICS
“This production is a marvel, slick and smooth, cleverly and innovatively realised, and beautifully designed” Theatre Now
Director David Burrowes
Set Designer Tom Bannerman
Costume Designer Alana Canceri
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
Co-Sound Designer/Composer Hugo Smart
Co-Sound Designer/Composer Dean Revell
Dramaturg Rachel Chant
Production Manager Mikaela Atallah
Stage Manager Patrick Howard
Alex Bryant-Smith, Joel Horwood, Shaun Martindale, Jenae O’Connor, Romney Stanton, Simon Thomson, Emma Wright
Previews Tue 15 & Wed 16 Mar, 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 16 Apr 5pm
Full $32 | Concession $27 | Groups (10+) $27 | Members $22 | Previews $17 | Student Rush $17 | Thrifty Thursdays $17