A re-staging of the Melbourne Theatre Company Production, Jasper Jones has arrived in Brisbane to entertain audiences until the 18th August 2018.
Inspired by Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird and the cult coming-of-age film Stand By Me, Jasper Jones is at once shocking, confronting, joyous and bittersweet as it details the 1965 summer where bookish teen Charlie Bucktin is called upon by the notorious Jasper Jones to assist in a gruesome discovery that will ultimately shape their youth beyond recognition.
Under assured direction and heralded by brave performances, Kate Mulvaney’s adaption of Craig Silvey’s lauded novel is must-see theatre for audiences craving challenging drama.
Jasper Jones is currently playing at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. For tickets and showing times please visit http://www.queenslandtheatre.com.au/Shows/18-Jasper-Jones#
About Jasper Jones
Charlie Bucktin lives in a tiny, insignificant bush town where nothing happens. Nothing, that is, until Jasper Jones stumbles upon a gruesome crime out by the dam.
Who else would he call on for help but the sharpest kid around? A midnight tap at Charlie’s window sparks a race to solve a murder and clear Jasper’s name.
Audiences are advised that the production of Jasper Jones contains coarse language, adult themes, theatrical weapons, references to violence, sexual abuse and suicide, racial slurs, theatrical haze/smoke effects and electronic cigarettes.
Photographs courtesy of David Kelly