Past Tour: Tour-Makers presented The Book of Everything in Auckland, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier and Hamilton in 2016. If you are interested in this show, please contact Silo Theatre.
Adapted by Richard Tulloch from the novel by Guus Kuijer
Thomas sees things that others don’t - a plague of green frogs, a hailstorm in summer, tropical fish in the canals of Amsterdam. He’s keeping a diary, The Book of Everything, in which he records all that he sees. One day, he writes his greatest wish: “When I grow up, I’m going to be happy”.
It’s 1951, and to escape an unhappy household with a violent father, Thomas creates a magical world where anything is possible - odd encounters with Jesus, befriending the witch next door and falling in love for the very first time. Eventually he learns what it means to be brave.
Beautifully adapted by Richard Tulloch from the novel by Guus Kuijer, The Book of Everything celebrates the limitless power of imagination and of the heart. Mothers, nephews, grandfathers, daughters, cousins, boyfriends, sisters, friends - this is theatre for anyone aged 10 - 110.
Starring: Amanda Billing, Michelle Blundell, Patrick Carroll, Stephen Lovatt, Dan Musgrove, Rima Te Wiata, Amanda Tito and Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Direction: Sophie Roberts
Design: John Verryt, Kirsty Cameron, Thomas Press and Sean Lynch
"I know, I’m raving. I don’t always, not by any means. But this one, I loved." - Simon Wilson, METRO MAGAZINE
"It’s a show that intends to be everything for everyone and, astonishingly, it succeeds." - The Pantograph Punch
"I can’t recommend it enough, live theatre at its best!" - Audience Member