24 Apr — 17 May 2015
Wharf 1 TheatreFrom $22
Important casting update for Storm Boy: Fri 15 May, Sat 16 May, Sun 17 May
Jimi Bani will not be performing for shows on 15, 16 & 17 May due to an unexpected family commitment interstate. Shaka Cook will be playing the role of Fingerbone Bill. This will be a return to Sydney Theatre Company and Storm Boy for Shaka, who was a puppeteer in our acclaimed 2013 production.
We apologise for any disappointment, but we trust you will still enjoy this classic Australian tale. Cast changes are a rare occurrence, and one that is reserved only for the most unavoidable circumstances. If you were attending with a group, or have distributed tickets for this performance to friends or family, please ensure they receive this message too.
If you have any urgent questions regarding this notice please contact STC Box Office on (02) 9250 1777.
“I thought it was extremely good! I think the puppets are brilliant. The pelicans are very funny. The pelicans’ departure was the most emotional part for me... I didn’t cry though. Just to be clear on that.”
8-year-old critic Bill Blake for Time Out Sydney
Sydney Theatre Company presents
A Sydney Theatre Company and
Barking Gecko Theatre Company production
By Colin Thiele
Adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway
A return season for a cherished childhood favourite
A runaway hit in 2013, this collaboration with Perth’s Barking Gecko Theatre Company is a vivid stage adaptation of Colin Thiele’s much-loved story. In 2015, it’s back for a very limited encore season.
Heralded by Crikey as “full of heart and soul”, Tom Holloway’s writing honours the spare, unadorned style of the original, while John Sheedy’s sensitive direction brings the characters, whether human or pelican, springing to life.
Storm Boy's evocation of a far-away windy beach and bittersweet message about growing up has enthralled children and adults alike for decades. Whether you missed out on tickets to its first season or want to introduce a new generation of children to the story, this is your chance to savour the wonder, sadness and hope of this home-grown classic.
Recommended for ages 6+
Duration: 70 mins (no interval)
Commissioning Patron: Gretel Packer
- Feature: Storm Boy pelican activity…
- Gallery: Storm Boy Letters…
- Video: Storm Boy puppetry…
- Feature: The Taboo of Sadness…
- Video: Storm Boy set build…
- Feature: Mr Percival and his friends…
- Q&A: Director John Sheedy…