Boy Out of the Country

May 9 – 25 Bondi Pavilion Theatre 2019

“A treat for both the eyes and the mind”
Weekend Notes

A fast and funny new play about family, property and the price of progress.

Troubled country boy Hunter left town in a storm of his own creation. After a seven-year absence he returns home to find the family property sold to developers, his mother in care, and his brother Gordon in charge.

In this moment of shifting economies and loyalties Hunter goes in search of answers, but is he ready for the truth?

“An enthralling and dramatic family drama”
Theatre Travel

Written by award-winning playwright Felix Nobis, Boy Out of the Country is a bush ballad for contemporary regional life, written in vernacular verse reminiscent of the poetic tradition of Banjo Paterson. Here, old Australia meets new Australia – a country cop comes to terms with rapid social change, a backyard is less important than an extra bedroom, and the places that were once so familiar can change before our eyes.

Directed by Erica Lovell this newly-realised production features a stellar cast including Tom Harwood (CO:OK, Things Not to do After a Break Up), Jason Glover (Tidelands, Van Dieman’s Land), Jeannie Gee (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Stan Kouros (A Country Practice, Mother and Son, Guys and Dolls) and Amelia Robertson-Cuninghame (Anatomy of an Offence, Love Child).

A story of land, family and belonging, Boy Out of the Country emerged from the Melbourne Theatre Company Affiliate Writers Scheme and was awarded the R. E. Ross Trust Script Development Award. The play was featured as the premiere work at the 2018 Pioneer Play Festival Castle Hill.

“This play picks at the scabs of shared history and memories to show the possibility of undamaged love beneath”
Judith Greenaway, Reviews by Judith

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by: Dr Felix Nobis
Directed by: Erica Lovell
Producer: Robbi James
Set Design: Tom Bannerman
Olfactory Design: Alan Patriarca
Sound Design: Prudence Holloway
Vocal Coach: Alistair Toogood
Stage Manager: Matilda Press
Photographers: Jen Holland, Noni Carroll

TOURING

Boy Out of the Country has strong appeal in regional centres with audiences aged 34-60+. It resonates with generations who have experienced progress and development in their own region.

Running time: approx 100mins.

The production is available for touring from 2020. Please contact Robbi James at producer@companyrogues.com.

Company of Rogues is a proud maker of independent theatre in Sydney. Check out local theatre whats on listings or the what’s on Bondi Beach directories for more information about our season at the Pav.
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