august, 2021

30aug(aug 30)7:30 pm18sep(sep 18)7:30 pmBoy Swallows UniverseQueensland Theatre

Event Details

Presented by Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival
Theatre Performance

The blockbuster Australian novel, ‘Boy Swallows Universe’ bursts onto the Brisbane stage!

Eli Bell’s childhood in the outer Brisbane suburbs is far from the idyllic 1980s haze some kids would remember. His alcoholic dad has shot through, his ex-druggie mum is in jail, his stepfather’s dealing heroin, his brother Gus is a mute who swirls cryptic messages in the air with his finger, and his babysitter Slim is a convicted killer and infamous escapee from Boggo Road Gaol.

Beset by chaos on all sides, a run-in with the local crime king and his henchman sets the 13-year-old with the old soul on a journey to find out what kind of a man he is going to be.

‘Boy Swallows Universe’ is adapted from the smash-hit novel loosely based on Brisbane author Trent Dalton’s own childhood. It’s an exhilarating story of magic and madness, of beauty and brutality, of joy and heartbreak, and of the power of love to triumph over the darkest of circumstances.


Playhouse Theatre – Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Cnr Grey and Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Discounts available for Concession, Seniors, Youth, Groups and Schools.

Event and ticketing information is available at Queensland Theatre – Boy Swallows Universe.



August 30 (Monday) 7:30 pm - September 18 (Saturday) 7:30 pm AEST


Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Corner Grey and Melbourne Street


Queensland TheatreTicketing: 1800 355 528; Phone: 07 3010 7600; Email: [email protected] 78 Montague Road, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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