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Storm Boy
By Colin Thiele
Adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway

In 2013, Barking Gecko Theatre Company partnered with Sydney Theatre Company to realise Colin Thiele’s Australian classic novel Storm Boy.

The play follows Storm Boy as he roams the beautiful, savage landscape of South Australia’s Coorong. Along the way he picks up some unlikely friends including the enigmatic Fingerbone Bill and a family of orphaned pelicans, including his favourite, Mr Percival.


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Commissioning Patron (Sydney Theatre Company): Gretel Packer


Creative Team

Director John Sheedy
Set, Costume and Puppet Designer Michael Scott-Mitchell
Puppetry Director Peter Wilson
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve
Assistant Director Scarlet McGlynn


Storm Boy Joshua Challenor
Mr Ponder/Mr Proud Shaka Cook
Fingerbone Bill Trevor Jamieson
Hideaway Tom Peter O’Brien
Storm Boy Rory Potter
Mr Percival Michael Smith