Jasper Jones

Season Finished
Dunstan Playhouse

Presented by State Theatre Company in association with Flinders University and Dramatic Women

Based on the novel by Craig Silvey, adapted by Kate Mulvany

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Charlie Bucktin escapes his small-town life through books. Bored, bullied and lonely, his world is changed forever when fellow outsider Jasper Jones knocks on his window to solve a murder. Always the town scapegoat because of his dark skin, Jasper knows he’ll be the first suspect. He pulls Charlie into a race against time – and the town’s cops – to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Based on Craig Silvey’s celebrated novel, this stage adaptation by the award-winning Kate Mulvany is a heart-warming, poignant and moving ride into the subconscious of Australia’s small towns.

Bright and bubbling with intrigue, Jasper Jones is a coming-of-age story that has been loved by both the young and the young-at-heart and has enjoyed sold out seasons around the country. Now it’s Adelaide’s turn.

Jasper Jones runs for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including interval.

This production contains coarse language, adult themes, theatrical weapons, references to violence and sexual abuse, and depictions of suicide that may be triggering to some audience members.

Below are some support services for those affected by the themes in the production:

Lifeline – 13 11 44
Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636

  • To access pre-show notes for Jasper Jones, please click here

Explore the show

  • “For me, coming of age isn’t learning to be an adult and being more responsible and ticking the boxes of maturity. For me, coming of age is bursting the bubble of childhood and learning and really questioning your place in the world.”

    We sit down with the author to discuss the power and enduring relevance of Jasper Jones a decade after its initial release. Click here to read more.

  • Everything you need to know about Jasper Jones in one handy (illustrated) place.

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Nescha Jelk


Ailsa Paterson

Lighting Designer

Nigel Levings

Composer & Sound Designer

Andrew Howard

Assistant Director

Anthony Nicola

Cast Includes

Emma Beech, James Smith, Rachel Burke, Elijah Valadian-Wilson, Roy Phung and Rory Walker

Dates & Times

      • P
      • P
      • ON
      • OS
      • QA
      • AD
      • C
      • K
      • C
      • AD
Opening Night
Audio Described
Off Stage Post-Show Party
Keith's Matinee Club
Post-show Q&A