Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe

Concert or Performance

28 Sep 2021 to 9 Oct 2021 Once Only Event

The blockbuster Australian novel comes alive on stage

Eli Bell’s childhood in the outer Brisbane suburbs is far from the idyllic 1980s haze some kids would remember. His alcoholic dad has shot through, his mum is in jail, his stepfather’s dealing heroin, his brother Gus won’t talk and silently swirls cryptic messages in the air with his finger, and his babysitter Slim is a convicted killer and infamous escapee from Boggo Road Gaol. Beset by chaos on all sides, it’s a run-in with the local crime king and his henchman that sets the 13 year old with the old soul on a journey to find out what kind of a man he is going to be.

Boy Swallows Universe is adapted from the smash hit novel inspired by Brisbane author Trent Dalton’s own childhood. It’s an exhilarating story of magic and madness, of beauty and brutality, of joy and heartbreak, and of the power of love to triumph over the darkest of circumstances.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

28 Sep 2021 to 9 Oct 2021

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Spring Hill, Brisbane

The Calile Pool

The Calile Hotel

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Brisbane

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Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square

Brisbane

Superior Queen Room

The Park Hotel Brisbane

Spring Hill, Brisbane

King bed or Double Double bed

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane

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