By Colin Thiele, adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway. Sydney Theatre Company and Barking Gecko Theatre. Director: John Sheedy. Wharf 1 Theatre, Sydney. Aug 8 - Sept 11, 2013. Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA. September 21 - October 5, 2013 5.
From the moment this play opens - fittingly with a storm, this is a captivating, beautifully realised production lovingly retells Colin Thiele's children's novel, for audiences of any age.
This first collaboration between Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company is a worthy one - with Barking Gecko's artistic director at the directive helm of this stunning play.
The set - evocative of a whale skeleton, cliff top, sand dune and wave is a beautiful canvas for this production, an earthy organic design by Michael Scott-Mitchell.