ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO PRODUCE MY PLAY?

Rima Te Wiata (Mrs van Amersfoort), Patrick Carroll (Thomas) and Tim Carlsen (Jesus) in Silo Theatre's  THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING. Photo:

Rima Te Wiata (Mrs van Amersfoort), Patrick Carroll (Thomas) and Tim Carlsen (Jesus) in Silo Theatre’s THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING. Photo: Gate Photography.

My stage adaptation of Guus Kuijer’s wonderful novel The Book of Everything is enjoying a bit of a boom. There are at least two different productions being performed this weekend, with more to come during the year. There’s even a production planned for Finland.

I’ve just seen Silo Theatre’s excellent professional production in the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand, which has been getting rave reviews and wonderful ovations.

Next Mevrouw T and I will be driving south of Sydney to see Nowra Players’ version, which happens to star our friend and fine actor Peter Barley.

I wish all cast and crew members broken limbs for the rest of their seasons. And I know all the lines, should anything untoward happen!

Meanwhile, if any readers of this blog happen to be drama teachers, theatre directors or major Broadway/West End producers…or if you or anyone you know would just like to read the play, here’s where you can get the script:

In the US, The Book of Everything is available for reading and performance from Plays for Young Audiences.

In Australia, The Book of Everything is published by Currency Press and also available through the script resource centre australianplays.org.

It requires a minimum cast of 8 (5 women and 3 men) with the option of including additional performers in group scenes.

Finally, a collection of shots from Silo Theatre’s lovely production. Direction by Sophie Roberts and great design by John Verryt, Sean Lynch, Kirsty Cameron and the team. Photos: Gate photography.

'Dear Eliza...maybe you think you're not pretty because you've got a leather leg that creaks when you walk...'  Silo Theatre production.

‘Dear Eliza…maybe you think you’re not pretty because you’ve got a leather leg that creaks when you walk…’ Silo Theatre production.

"There is only one true book and that is the Bible." Sam Snedden, Olivia Tennet, Patrick Carroll, Mia Blake.

“There is only one true book and that is the Bible.” Sam Snedden, Olivia Tennet, Patrick Carroll, Mia Blake.

Thomas and the plague of frogs.

Thomas and the plague of frogs.

"Lord God, forgive my loss of control." Mia Blake and Sam Snedden.

“Lord God, forgive my loss of control.” Mia Blake and Sam Snedden.

And it all ends happily. Rima Te Wiata, Michelle Blundell, Patrick Carroll, Sam Snedden, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Olivia Tennet.

And it all ends happily. Rima Te Wiata, Michelle Blundell, Patrick Carroll, Sam Snedden, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Mia Blake.

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6 responses to “ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO PRODUCE MY PLAY?

  1. I am trying to find an email address to send my request for our theatre in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada – Magnus Theatre – to apply for the rights to produce a production of The Book of Everything.

  2. Great to hear about the Finnish project. I can’t wait to see it materialise! (Only saw this today as I haven’t visited any blogs in weeks. Against all odds, we sold the house and moved to downtown Turku but things haven’t exactly settled down yet.)

  3. Just a big thank you for your wonderful stage adaptation of The Book of Everything. I’ll be playing Jannie Klopper in the Castle Hill Players production which opens this month. Very excited to be part of this show.

    • That’s very nice of you to contact me, Michelle, and thank you for your kind comments. It is a beautiful story of course and it was a privilege to write the adaptation. Unfortunately I’ll be overseas when the Castle Hill Players production is on. I would have loved to have seen it, so I can only wish you all many broken legs!

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