Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Jasper Jones

Belvoir Street Theatre

Country town Aboriginal teenager Jasper Jones finds the body of a teenage girl hanging from a tree in a secluded area which he frequents. Fearing that the police will accuse him of responsibility for the death Jasper seeks the assistance of a sympathetic schoolfriend.

This play which is being marketed to teenagers as well as adults contains plenty of humour but also has a deep, dark side to it.

This is an exciting first play for Belvoir Street's 2016 subscription season. The performances are excellent. The staging also is excellent with lovely touches enhancing the overall image of the production. The way a cricket match is portrayed completely won over the audience, sports lovers or not, leading to enthusiastic applause and cheers at the scene's ending.

Highly recommended.


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