Image by Jon Green


Barking Gecko Theatre Company is thrilled to bring WA literary hero Craig Silvey’s best-selling novel Jasper Jones (“Australia’s To Kill A Mockingbird” – The Monthly), to the stage for the first time this July. Set in the fictional town in Corrigan in 1965, the story centres upon Charlie Bucktin, who by his own admission, is probably the only teenager who reads books in a town that’s sports mad.

Jasper Jones, described by the town as an untrustworthy half-caste, does his best to keep under the radar. One summer night, Jasper takes Charlie to his secret glade in the bush. Charlie witnesses a terrible discovery and is suddenly embroiled in a plot with more twists and turns than any of the novels he so dearly loves.


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Creative Team

Adapter Kate Mulvany
Director John Sheedy
Set & Costume Designer Michael Scott-Mitchell
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Sound Designer Ben Collins
Assistant Designer Patrick Howe
Assistant Costume Designer & Supervisor Elizabeth Gadsby
Voice and Text Coach Luzita Fereday


Jasper Jones Shaka Cook
Charlie Bucktin James Beck
Jeffrey Lu Hoa Xuande
Mrs Bucktin Alexandra Jones
Eliza Wishart / Laura Wishart Elizabeth Blackmore
Mad Jack Lionel / Mr Bucktin Humphrey Bower