|Boy Out of the Country|
"Crackles with understatement and wit" The Age
A fast, funny and smartly observant play about family, property and progress.
Troubled country boy Hunter returns home from the city after a mysterious seven-year absence to find the family property swept up in a regional housing estate, his mother in aged care, and his brother Gordon in charge. In this moment of shifting economies and loyalties Hunter goes in search of answers, but sibling rivalry and childhood nostalgia are about to collide with unexpected consequences.
Written in vernacular verse, reminiscent of the poetic tradition of Banjo Patterson, Boy Out of the Country is a bush ballad for contemporary regional life. Here, old Australia meets new - a country cop comes to terms with rapid social change, a backyard is less important than extra bedrooms, and places that were once familiar can change before our eyes.
Directed by Erica Lovell this newly-realised production features a stellar cast including Tom Harwood (Things Not to do After a Break Up), Jason Glover (Van Dieman’s Land), Jeannie Gee (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Stan Kouros (Actors Centre Australia) and Amelia Robertson-Cuninghame (Anatomy of an Offence, Love Child).
“Mr Nobis’s writing is a particular kind of brilliant… Nobis’s command of ‘vernacular verse’ is faultless” Stage Whispers
A story of land, family and belonging, Boy Out of the Country emerged from the Melbourne Theatre Company Affiliate Writers Scheme and was awarded the R. E. Ross Trust Script Development Award. The play was featured as the premiere work at the 2018 Pioneer Play Festival Castle Hill.
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There is no interval for this production. Please note that seating at the theatre is unreserved. VIP tickets are available which provide early entry and first seat selection.
Venue: Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Bondi Beach