Event

Blue

Adelaide

Mark has always wanted to be a writer. His mum’s a writer too, and together they’d spend hours reading and writing in their garden. When Mark moves out of his childhood home and into his first share flat, he and his mum stay connected by exchanging letters. When Mark one day receives a letter with the news too painful to bear, he seeks solace in the sea – the source of his fondest yet most agonising memories.

Written by Balnaves Fellow, AACTA and Logie Award-winner and Kamilaroi man Thomas Weatherall, Blue is a breathtaking deep dive into the beauty, comedy, joy and sadness of growing up.

Following a hit premiere season at Belvoir St Theatre and coming to State Theatre Company South Australia as part of the 2024 Adelaide Festival, Weatherall’s captivating play paints a vivid picture of a young man’s life, coloured by tragedy, loss, and love.

Directed by Deborah Brown, Senior Artist for Bangarra Dance Theatre with video design by David Bergman, acclaimed for his ingenious film work on The Picture of Dorian Gray, this stunning production will provide the perfect vehicle for one of Australia’s most talented actors, Wiradjuri man Callan Purcell, recently seen as Aaron Burr in Hamilton.
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