Adapted by Richard Tulloch
from The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy by Randolph Stow


9 – 23 January 2010



“A witty script, attractive set and sweet music made this a very enjoyable piece of entertainment for adults and children.”  Stage Whispers

“This is a delightful children’s show just right for the school holidays… A ripping good yarn, great fun for all ages.”  Arts Hub



New Theatre continues its tradition of school holiday entertainment during January with this witty comedy adventure by award-winning playwright Richard Tulloch, based on Randolph Stow’s best-selling classic Australian novel.

Midnite is a young, brave, not very handsome and not very bright 17 year old colonial boy. When his father dies, his five animal friends decide to look after him. Khat, his sleek, brave, very handsome and very bright Siamese, suggests he becomes a bushranger, and his proud and noble horse, Red Ned, offers to help. But bushranging isn’t very easy, especially when Trooper O’Grady keeps putting you in the great gray goal by the sea …

This play is a brilliantly funny and fast-paced yarn. The whole family will enjoy the exploits and escapades of Captain Midnite and his plucky Gang!


Directors Jennifer Monk and Jodine Muir
Designer Maree Freeman
Musical Director Benjamin P Ward
Production Manager Margaret Jewell
Stage Manager Mitchell McDermott

Alison Albany, Sarah Blackstone, Thomas Jordan, Ali Kennedy-Scott, Leof Kingsford-Smith, Angela Lewis, Sarah Robinson, Romy Samuel, Melissa Saxton

Wed-Fri @ 1pm; Sat & Sun @ 11am & 2pm
(There is no 11am performance on Sat 9 Jan)

Full $17
Group $14 (10+)
Preview Friday 8 January 1pm $10

1 hour and 40 minutes including interval

by arrangement with Cameron Creswell Management
Cover illustration by Jim Tsinganos. Used with permission from Penguin Books Australia



Photos © Bob Seary

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