April’s Fool


Media Design // Theatre

Regional Tour 2010, National Tour 2012

In April 2009, two weeks short of his 19th birthday Toowoomba teenager Kristjan Terauds died due to complications from illicit drug use.

Inspired by ‘April’s Fool’, an account of his son’s death by Kristjan’s father, the Empire Theatre commissioned award-winning playwright, David Burton, to bring this story to the stage.

Using the words of Kristjan’s friends and family interviewed over many months, the result is a power ful mix of sadness, loss, and ultimately love, laced with humour.


Directed by // Lewis Jones
Designer // Josh McIntosh
Media Design // Craig Wilkinson (optikal bloc)
Sound Design // Brett Collery
Lighting Design // Timothy Panitz


“The production team of Josh McIntosh (Design) Craig Wilkinson (AV) Tim Panitz (Lighting) and Brett Collery (Sound) create a simple, impressionistic acting space which perfectly complements Lewis Jones’ focus on the performers and the unravelling of the story” – GREENROOM