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By Colin Thiele
Adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway

“It was plain awesome.” – Bill Blake (aged 8), Time Out (Sydney)

A runaway hit in 2013, this collaboration with Sydney 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+

Commissioning Patron: Gretel Packer


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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


Fingerbone Bill Jimi Bani
Hideaway Tom Julian Garner
Storm Boy Otis Pavlovic
Storm Boy Kai Lewins
Mr Ponder/Mr Proud Phil Dean Walford
Mr Percival Anthony Mayor