Barking Gecko - Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones

Presented by Barking Gecko Theatre Company

Based on the novel by Craig Silvey
Adapted by Kate Mulvany

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'Corrigan is a town populated by barnacles: hard shells that clench themselves shut and choose not to know.'

Charlie Bucktin is a geeky thirteen-year-old living in a country WA town in 1965. He's probably the only teenager who reads books in a town that's sport mad. His best mate Jeffrey Lu is Vietnamese, and isn't having such a good time of things either.

Jasper Jones is an Indigenous 14 year-old that lives on the outside of town and the wrong side of the tracks. 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.

Barking Gecko is thrilled that talented playwright and actor Kate Mulvany will adapt Craig Silvey's multiple award-winning, best-selling novel, Jasper Jones for WA audiences.

WARNING: Contains some coarse language, adult and sexual themes

Suitable for Age 13+

Approx. Running time: 2 hours 20 mins

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Barking Gecko Theatre Company is WA's premier youth theatre company with 21 years of success engaging communities in WA, nationally and internationally. Woodside supports Barking Gecko and the funds contributed are used to develop Indigenous works that appeal to a youth audience.