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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
Amanda Billing
Michelle Blundell
Patrick Carroll
Stephen Lovatt
Dan Musgrove
Rima Te Wiata
Amanda Tito
Jennifer Ward-Lealand

A co-presentation with Q Theatre

12.feb—
25.feb.16

It’s so rare that we get the opportunity to bring back one of our much-loved productions, but we are very excited to be doing just that with THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING in 2016. After a critically acclaimed and sold-out run in the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival, we’re bringing it back to Auckland for a limited season before taking it on the road for a tour of the North Island.

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. 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 with a violent father, Thomas creates a magical world where anything is possible — odd encounters with Jesus, befriending the witch next door and falling in love for the very first time. Eventually he learns what it means 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 anyone aged 10 — 110.

Tickets

$ 20—
55

Q Theatre

305 Queen Street
09 309 9771

qtheatre.co.nz

Theatre information

Performances

Tues and Wed at 6pm
Thurs and Fri at 7pm
Sat at 1pm and 7pm
Sun at 6pm

Duration: approximately 2 hours (including interval)

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Performance

  • Rima Te Wiata

    Rima Te Wiata

    Mrs. van Amersfoort

  • Dan Musgrove

    Dan Musgrove

    Jesus

  • Stephen Lovatt

    Stephen Lovatt

    Father

  • Patrick Carroll

    Patrick Carroll

    Thomas

  • Michelle Blundell

    Michelle Blundell

    Eliza

  • Amanda Billing

    Amanda Billing

    Mother

  • Jennifer Ward-Lealand

    Jennifer Ward-Lealand

    Auntie Pie

  • Amanda Tito

    Amanda Tito

    Margot

Production

  • Kirsty Cameron

    Kirsty Cameron

    Design

  • John Verryt

    John Verryt

    Design

  • Sophie Roberts

    Sophie Roberts

    Direction

  • Sean Lynch

    Sean Lynch

    Design

  • Thomas Press

    Thomas Press

    Design