Trent Dalton's


The blockbuster Australian novel bursts onto the stage.


  • About


    Coming September 2021

    Playhouse, QPAC

    Presented by Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Festival and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

    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.

    For more information and tickets, head over to Queensland Theatre.

  • 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