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ADAPTED BY RICHARD TULLOCH
FROM THE NOVEL BY GUUS KUIJER

The Book of Everything

Direction
Sophie Roberts

Design
John Verryt
Kirsty Cameron
Thomas Press
Sean Lynch

Performance
Mia Blake
Michelle Blundell
Tim Carlsen
Patrick Carroll
Sam Snedden
Rima Te Wiata
Olivia Tennet
Jennifer Ward-Lealand

AN AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL CO-PRODUCTION

14.mar—
22.mar.15

Thomas sees things that others don’t — a plague of green frogs, a hailstorm in summer, tropical fish in the canals of Amsterdam. He’s keeping a diary, The Book of Everything, in which he records all that he sees. And one day, he writes his greatest wish: ‘When I grow up, I’m going to be happy.’

It’s 1951, and to escape an unhappy household and a violent father, Thomas creates a magical world where anything is possible — odd encounters with Jesus, friendship with the witch next door and falling in love for the very first time. Eventually he starts to learn how to be brave.

Beautifully adapted from the novel by Guus Kuijer, The Book of Everything celebrates the limitless power of imagination and of the heart. Mothers, nephews, grandfathers, daughters, cousins, boyfriends, sisters, friends — this is theatre for everyone aged 9 — 90.

Tickets

$ 20—
49

Q THEATRE

305 Queen Street
09 309 9771
qtheatre.co.nz

Theatre information

Performances

Sat 14 Mar — Sun 15 Mar at 1pm & 6pm
Tues 17 Mar — Fri 20 Mar at 6pm
Sat 21 Mar at 1pm & 6pm
Sun 22 Mar at 12noon & 5pm.

Closing: Sat 22 Mar

THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING is suitable for children nine years and older as it includes the theme of domestic violence. Parental guidance is recommended.

SHOW PROGRAMME

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Hilarious, honest and beautifully rendered. I walked out with my heart singing.

THE GUARDIAN

Performance

  • Rima Te Wiata

    Rima Te Wiata

    Mrs. Van Amersfoort

  • Sam Snedden

    Sam Snedden

    Father

  • Patrick Carroll

    Patrick Carroll

    Thomas Klopper

  • Tim Carlsen

    Tim Carlsen

    Jesus

  • Michelle Blundell

    Michelle Blundell

    Eliza

  • Mia Blake

    Mia Blake

    Mother

  • Jennifer Ward-Lealand

    Jennifer Ward-Lealand

    Auntie Pie

  • Olivia Tennet

    Olivia Tennet

    Margot Klopper

Production

  • Sophie Roberts

    Sophie Roberts

    Direction

  • John Verryt

    John Verryt

    Design

  • Kirsty Cameron

    Kirsty Cameron

    Design

  • Thomas Press

    Thomas Press

    Design

  • Sean Lynch

    Sean Lynch

    Design