My stage adaptation of Guus Kuijer’s wonderful novel The Book of Everything is enjoying a bit of a boom. There are at least two different productions being performed this weekend, with more to come during the year. There’s even a production planned for Finland.
I’ve just seen Silo Theatre’s excellent professional production in the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand, which has been getting rave reviews and wonderful ovations.
Next Mevrouw T and I will be driving south of Sydney to see Nowra Players’ version, which happens to star our friend and fine actor Peter Barley.
I wish all cast and crew members broken limbs for the rest of their seasons. And I know all the lines, should anything untoward happen!
Meanwhile, if any readers of this blog happen to be drama teachers, theatre directors or major Broadway/West End producers…or if you or anyone you know would just like to read the play, here’s where you can get the script:
In the US, The Book of Everything is available for reading and performance from Plays for Young Audiences.
In Australia, The Book of Everything is published by Currency Press and also available through the script resource centre australianplays.org.
It requires a minimum cast of 8 (5 women and 3 men) with the option of including additional performers in group scenes.
Finally, a collection of shots from Silo Theatre’s lovely production. Direction by Sophie Roberts and great design by John Verryt, Sean Lynch, Kirsty Cameron and the team. Photos: Gate photography.