July 14th, 2006 — July 21st, 2006


Brisbane Powerhouse


International collaboration with Derby Playhouse, UK; Brisbane Festival; La Boite Theatre Company


Stephen Edwards


Adapted from David Malouf's novel by Stephen Edwards


Elena Kats-Chernin
Choreographer Caimin Collins


Paul Denny
Sean Mee
Rebecca Dale
Eugene Gilfedder
Lisa Moule
Jay Reynolds
Christopher Rickerby
Bethany Sheldon
Ewan Wardrop
Neridah Waters

Costume Designer

Dan Potra

Set Designer

Dan Potra

Lighting Designer

John Rayment
Video Designer Kit Lang
Visual Designer Craig Walsh


An ambitious strategy that Artistic Director Sean Mee and the Company pursued was international and national partnerships leading to the exchange of artistic product. In 2006 La Boite, in partnership with Brisbane Festival and England’s Derby Playhouse, produced the critically acclaimed Johnno at The Powerhouse Theatre in Brisbane. The following year this production was reprised at the Derby Playhouse, again to critical acclaim, the reviewer for the British Theatre Guide describing it as “… superb. Any superlative you can use to describe it is probably justified.”[i]

Writer: Dr Christine Comans

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