An outstanding first play by rising star Thomas Weatherall, Blue dives deep into the beauty, joy and pain of growing up.
Mark has always wanted to be a writer, just like his mum. When Mark moves out of his childhood home, his mum starts writing him letters, just checking in, keeping a gentle hold on her son. Until one letter brings news nobody wants to hear.
Written by Balnaves Fellow, AACTA and Logie Award-winner and Kamilaroi man Thomas Weatherall, fresh from his breakout roles in Netflix’s Heartbreak High and ABC’s Deadlock, Blue is a tender monologue that explores struggles of love and loss. It’s the perfect vehicle for one of Australia’s most talented young actors, Wiradjuri man Callan Purcell, who recently starred as Aaron Burr in Hamilton.
An impressive debut by a talented young artist who writes [with] freshness and vulnerability.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Directed by Deborah Brown, the production brings the ocean onto the stage as a tragic and healing force through video design by David Bergman, acclaimed for his ingenious film work on The Picture of Dorian Gray, and set design by Helpmann Award-winner Jacob Nash.
State Theatre Company South Australia brings this powerful and moving play to Adelaide following a hit premiere season at Belvoir St Theatre.
Breathtaking visual transformations that move us beyond the capacity of words.
Suzy Goes See
Blue is a Belvoir St Theatre production presented by State Theatre Company South Australia in association with Adelaide Festival.
Event additional information
Writer Thomas Weatherall Director Deborah Brown Set & Costume Designers Jacob Nash & Cris Baldwin Lighting Designer Chloe Ogilvie Sound Designer & Composer Wil Hughes Video Designer David Bergman Vocal Coaches Laura Farrell & Amy Hume Dramaturg Dom Mercer
Starring Callan Purcell Featuring Frances Rings & Darius Williams