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This show closed on May 25, 2019

About Boy Out of the Country

A fast and funny new play about family, property, and the price of progress.

Troubled country boy Hunter returns home from the city after a mysterious seven-year absence to find an ex, a family, and a town, that while familier is oh-so-different. Mum's in care, the family property has been sold to developers and his brother Gordon has all the answers.

But is Hunter ready for the truth?

Written by award-winning playwright Felix Nobis, Boy Out of the Country is a bush ballad for contemporary regional life, written in vernacular verse reminiscent of the poetic tradition of Banjo Patterson. Here, old Australia meets new Australia – a country cop comes to terms with rapid social change, a backyard is less important than an extra bedroom, and the places we call home can change before our eyes.

Directed by Erica Lovell this new production features a stellar cast including Tom Harwood (CO:OK, Things Not to do After a Break Up), Jason Glover (Headland, Van Dieman’s Land), Jeannie Gee (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Stan Kouros (Actors Centre Australia) and Amelia Robertson-Cuninghame (Elements of an Offence, Love Child).

A story of land, family and belonging, Boy Out of the Country emerged from the Melbourne Theatre Company Affiliate Writers Scheme and was awarded the R. E. Ross Trust Script Development Award. The play was the premiere work for the 2018 Pioneer Play Festival.

Run Time

90min (No Interval)

Start Date

End Date


Ages 15+ Some Course Language

Bondi Pavillion Theatre

Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

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