The beloved Australian novel is given a delightful new stage life. Young Storm Boy lives a simple, yet free life in the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom. During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shepherd him from childhood into adulthood – the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country; and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go. This landmark new production of Colin Thiele’s cherished yet bitter-sweet coming-of-age story brings together the creative forces behind Jasper Jones and The Wider Earth. Showing at the Playhouse from July 29 to August 17.