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The Arrival Hits the Stage

Mike Shuttleworth, on the "Read Alert" weblog, alerts us to the news that Shaun Tan's graphic novel The Arrival is now to undergo a stage adaptation from Spare Parts Puppett Theatre, in Melbourne, 29 April - 2 May at the Arts Centre.

Stage Adaptation of The Turning by Tim Winton

"The Age" is reporting, in the middle of a piece about the 2008 Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF), that a stage production of Tim Winton's The Turning is being developed. And "The West Australian" has this to say:

PIAF also has commissioned a major independent WA stage adaptation of Tim Winton's best-selling book The Turning as its first project of its new Tales of the West series. "There was an intention to try to invest this year in bringing a West Australian voice into the program," [new artistic director Shelagh] Magadza said.

Johnno by David Malouf

As mentioned here about a month ago, David Malouf's coming-of-age novel Johnno has been adapted for the stage and received its world premiere at the Brisbane Festival on Friday. Andrew Fraser, in "The Australian", interviews the key players: Malouf, playwright Stephen Edwards and director Sean Mee. The play runs at the Playhouse Theatre as part of the Brisbane Festival. There is no indication, at this stage, of plans to mount the production elsewhere in Australia.

Johnno by David Malouf

Johnno by David Malouf, his novel of post-war Brisbane, has been adapted for the stage and will receive its world premiere at this year's Brisbane Arts Festival on July 14th. The adaptation has been written by Sean Mee, directed by Stephen Edwards, and features Sean Mee, Lisa Armytage, Eugene Gilfedder, and Paul Denny.

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