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Jasper Jones at Crete Street Theatre

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The Beenleigh Theatre Group, a not-for-profit organisation, has been creating musicals, plays, one-acts, cabarets, youth programmes and productions since 1978 and has been housed at the Crete Street Theatre for thirty years.

The coming production of Jasper Jones should garner interest across all demographics. Based on the 2009 award-winning novel of the same name, by Australian writer Craig Silvey, it has previously been adapted into a film starring Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving.

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Jasper Jones is a coming-of-age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1969, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.

If you've read the book you will be aware that there is so much more to the story than described above. It will be interesting to see how Beenleigh Theatre Group's production shapes up.

There are three scheduled matinee performances commencing at 2 pm:

Saturday 10th of June

Saturday 17th of June

Saturday 24th of June


Evening performances commencing at 7:30 pm are scheduled as follows:

Friday 9th of June

Friday 16th of June

Friday 23rd of June

Tickets are $30 each or $25 for Concessions and Children and are available here.

Crete Street Theatre has access to an underground carpark (free) located UNDER the Beenleigh Events Centre, attached to the Theatre. There is also free street parking available. Disabled Parking - Located on Kent Street directly in front of the theatre entrance.

I'm looking forward to this one.

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Why? An Australian story being mentioned as a classic of our times
When: See article for dates
Phone: 3807 3922
Where: Crete Street, Beenleigh
Cost: $30 adults $25 concession and children
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