"Puberty Blues is a raw, honest look of what life was like in the 1970's surfing scene and we hope to portray this within the stage adaptation," said Muller.
She started adapting Puberty Blues at 15 in 2015, "writing a script that a friend and I would perform to each other, just for fun. I was really enjoying the process so I decided to look into it further." After contacting many publishing companies linked to the novel, Muller finally got in contact with Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's agents. She then managed to gain the rights to adapt the iconic novel into a stage play. It is the first stage version to gain approval from the authors.
When Tim, Malcolm and Peter from Verendus Theatrical heard about the staging of Puberty Blues they offered to produce the show and support the production every step of the way," said Muller.
"We held auditions and were thrilled with the large number of responses. We now have a cast of 14 extremely talented and dedicated young adults," she said.
The Cast: Matilda Butler, Zoe Muller, Brad McCarthy, Henry Cooper, Kate Owen, Jean Collins, Jesse Romeo, Cullen Gorman, Veronika Wlodarczyk, Jack Cummins, Monique Thomas, Ben Proeve, Daisy Khiev and Daniel Knowles.
The play is receiving a lot of attention as a wide variety of people are interested in seeing the show on stage. There are people who were teenagers in the 70's excited to see Puberty Blues as they were familiar with the novel and movie released in the late 70's and early 80's.
"We are also receiving quite a large amount of interest from teenagers now who are familiar with the TV series that aired in 2012."