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The God Boy

Author: Ian Cross

Summary: Based on the classic New Zealand 1957 novel of the same name, this is the powerful and moving story of young Jimmy Sullivan. As an 11-year-old Jimmy believed he was 'a boy that God has his eye on'. That was until his parents' turbulent and unhappy marriage finally broke down with tragic consequences. A play that will rip at an audience's heart and soul, The God Boy's themes of the vulnerability of children and the inability of faith to compensate for betrayal are still all too familiar in today's society.

Dates and times: Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 May 2013 at 8 pm, Sunday 26 May at 3 pm, Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May at 6.30 pm, Thursday 30 May to Saturday 1 June at 8 pm

Ticket prices: $22 waged adults, $20 seniors, unwaged adults and tertiary students, $15 Stagecraft members and high-school students with valid ID. Groups of 10+ (all on the same night) $18 per person. Two tickets for $22 on the first Thursday for all ticket categories. Early bird discount: book for the first week of the play and get $2 off the full ticket price ($20 instead of $22).


  • Jimmy Sullivan - George Fenn
  • Molly Sullivan - Kaitlyn Manu
  • Flo Sullivan - Terry Binding
  • Tom Sullivan - Malcolm Gillett
  • Joe Waters/Policeman - Ben Richards
  • Sister Angela - Deanne Graham
  • Bloody Jack - Harry Gibbons
  • Theresa - Christine Hunt
  • Father Gilligan - Jonathan Bayliss

Crew: Mary Coffey (director, set designer), Amy Whiterod (production manager), Louise Grenside (rehearsal prompt, production assistant), Barry Meyers (stage manager), David Murray (lighting designer), Jann Tarrant (lighting operator), Sonya Thomas (sound designer), Crystal Myers (sound operator), Eilidh Ferguson (wardrobe coordinator), Kate Fuller (props coordinator), Stephen Fearnley (set construction coordinator), Pip O'Connell (diction coach), Ian and Robyn Ingleton (front of house manager), Guru Design (publicity material designer), Alex Efimoff, Lydia Harris, Tabitha Arthur, Chris Williamson (photographer)

Review: Wellington Reviews

Last updated 29 October 2013


Jimmy and Molly