By Trent Dalton
Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry
Directed by Sam Strong

The blockbuster Australian novel bursts onto the stage.


  • About


    29 August - 19 September 2020

    Playhouse, QPAC

    Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival premiere

    Boy Swallows Universe is adapted from the smash hit novel loosely based on Brisbane author Trent Dalton's own childhood. It’s an exhilarating story of magic and madness, of beauty and brutality, of joy and heartbreak, and of the power of love to triumph over the darkest of circumstances.

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  • Creative Team

    Creative Team

    by Trent Dalton
    Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry
    Director - Sam Strong
    Designer - Renée Mulder
    Lighting Designer - Ben Hughes
    Composer & Sound Designer - Steve Francis
    Video Designer - Craig Wilkinson
    Movement Director - Nerida Matthaei