Budding Theatre presents

 JASPER JONES

by Kate Mulvany
Based on the novel by Craig Silvey
Directed by Glynis Stokes

Canberra Theatre Centre 2-5 October 2019


ABOUT THE SHOW…

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...

Jasper Jones - Jauliam Toomey
Charlie Bucktin - Callum Doherty
Eliza Wishart - Ella Buckley
Jeffrey Lu - Angela Parnell
Laura Wishart - Lily Munnings
Warwick Trent - Sally Taylor
Mrs Bucktin - Victoria Dixon
Mr Bucktin - Chris McGrane
Mad Jack Lionel - Cameron Thomas
Officer/Ensemble - Anna Hemmings
Clary/Ensemble - Sarah Jackson
Pissing Man/Ensemble - Lily Welling
Stranger-Ensemble - Daniel Simpson

Directed by Glynis Stokes
Assistant Directors Lydia Milos & Hayden Crosweller
Season: 2-5, The Courtyard, Canberra Theatre Centre

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

“Jasper Jones appeals to everyone from early teenagers in 2018 to people who were teenagers in 1968. The story makes pertinent points about Australian tolerance and xenophobia by going back to a time and a place – the mid 60s in rural Australia. It’s a classic how-far-have-we-come comparison.”- Matt Strong

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

BOOK TICKETS NOW! https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/jasper-jones/

*Bar available for drinks/snacks purchases*
*Show not suitable for children*


BESTSELLING NOVEL, MAJOR FILM & NOW A GRIPPING PLAY…

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.

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.