The White Earth

February 25th, 2009 — February 25th, 2009


Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove


La Boite Theatre Company


Andrew McGahan
Shaun Charles


Andrew McGahan
Shaun Charles


Guy Webster


Stace Callaghan
Dan Eady
Penny Everingham
Kathryn Marquet
Veronica Neave
Anthony Phelan
Steven Tandy
Roxanne McDonald

Costume Designer

Greg Clarke

Set Designer

Greg Clarke

Lighting Designer

David Walters

Sound Designer

Guy Webster

Artistic Director David Berthold wrote:

2009 began with a fine adaptation of Andrew McGahan’s award-winning novel The White Earth. The production, directed by the co-adaptors Shaun Charles and Andrew McGahan, featured two wonderful performances from Anthony Phelan and Stace Callaghan. It drew successfully on cinematic devices (something of a La Boite trait) to conjure up the epic and mythic parts of the story.

The critics said:

An epic feast of a show...stunning...dazzling... I love engaging in something deliciously different and a little bit bizarre. I love being surprised by theatre. The White Earth delivers on all these counts… The White Earth has kicked off La Boite’s year to a great start. It’s set the benchmark outrageously high...a bold and brave production. It’s a feast you can sink your teeth into. Not for dieters and picky eaters but something to relish and remember for theatre lovers.  - Katherine Lyall-Watson,

The White Earth will make you think, laugh and cry – it is haunting and will linger with you for days after; and the performances by the cast and designers will make you appreciate professional theatre at its best. Bring out the bell…Five stars. - June Balfour on 612 ABC Brisbane

A wonderful, sprawling piece of of epic, mythic proportions. - Sue Gough, The Courier Mail

Source: La Boite’s 2009 Annual Report

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