Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Theatre: Blueback

Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Adapted by Peta Murray
from the novel by Tim Winton
Directed by Philip Mitchell
Performed by Sarah Nelson and Michael Barlow
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle
Oct 1 – 15, 2011

Tim Winton’s Blueback is the story of three generations of the Jackson family, their home on the mythical Longboat Bay, its waters, reefs and the giant groper Abel Jackson befriends as a child.
Our unofficial state laureate is in very familiar waters here, and his short novel is given a sweet, emotional adaptation and supple, inventive staging by playwright Peta Murray and the Terrapin Puppet Theatre at Spare Parts in Fremantle.
I couldn’t imagine a better school holiday treat than a visit to the Maritime Museum, fish and chips down at the fishing boat harbour and a performance of this charming and insightful production.

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian

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