Boy Swallows Universe
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Boy Swallows Universe

Date & time
Mon 30 Aug 2021 to Sun 3 Oct 2021
Add to Calendar 2021-08-30 10:00 2021-10-04 10:00 Australia/Brisbane Boy Swallows Universe The blockbuster Australian novel inspired by Trent Dalton’s own childhood comes alive onstage. Presented by Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre and Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry. Directed by Sam Strong. Eli Bell’s childhood in the outer Brisbane suburbs is far from the idyllic 1980s haze some kids would remember. His alcoholic dad has shot through, his mum is in jail, his stepfather’s dealing heroin, his brother Gus won't talk and silently swirls cryptic messages in the air with his finger, and his babysitter Slim is a convicted killer and infamous escapee from Boggo Road Gaol. Beset by chaos on all sides, it’s a run-in with the local crime king and his henchman that sets the 13 year old with the old soul on a journey to find out what kind of man he is going to be. An exhilarating story of magic and madness, of beauty and brutality, of joy and heartbreak, and of the power of love to triumph over the darkest of circumstances. Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Melbourne and Grey Street, South Brisbane
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Age

Suitable for all ages

Cost

$68 - $110

The blockbuster Australian novel inspired by Trent Dalton’s own childhood comes alive onstage. Presented by Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry. Directed by Sam Strong.

Eli Bell’s childhood in the outer Brisbane suburbs is far from the idyllic 1980s haze some kids would remember. His alcoholic dad has shot through, his mum is in jail, his stepfather’s dealing heroin, his brother Gus won't talk and silently swirls cryptic messages in the air with his finger, and his babysitter Slim is a convicted killer and infamous escapee from Boggo Road Gaol.

Beset by chaos on all sides, it’s a run-in with the local crime king and his henchman that sets the 13 year old with the old soul on a journey to find out what kind of man he is going to be.

An exhilarating story of magic and madness, of beauty and brutality, of joy and heartbreak, and of the power of love to triumph over the darkest of circumstances.

Bookings

Bookings required. For more information see the Brisbane Festival website.

Venue

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Melbourne and Grey Street, South Brisbane

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