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Queensland Theatre to premiere stage adaption of 'Boy Swallows Universe'

Queensland Theatre to premiere stage adaption of 'Boy Swallows Universe'

Less than a week after being picked up for a television series, Trent Dalton's landmark debut Boy Swallows Universe will now be adapted to stage by the Queensland Theatre company. The play will debut as part of the Brisbane festival in September 2020. 

The award-winning book is to be adapted by Tim McGarry, and directed by Queensland Theatre's artistic director Sam Strong. In commenting on the stage adaption, author Trent Dalton said Brisbane was the perfect setting for its debut: 

"It was the people of Brisbane who took that wild, strange book and ran with it first and that book belongs to them now and this production will belong to them, too [...] There are countless people that I love, heart and soul, out there in those suburbs who might be able to come to that play and say, ‘Yeah, that’s my world, that’s my Brisbane’, and I’ll be right there beside them screaming, ‘Hell yes, ain’t it glorious?’"

You can join the waitlist to secure tickets for the Boy Swallows Universe stage premiere here