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Poor Boy  

Poor Boy $20.90 ex GST
$22.99 inc GST
Jeremy Glass is an untroubled little boy until his seventh birthday, when he suddenly announces that he is really a grown man called Danny, who died some years before. How can his parents indulge his conviction that he must find his real family? And how can his eerie insistence on his true identity not resurrect painful memories for Danny’s widow?
With songs from Tim Finn adding expressionistic commentary on the action, Matt Cameron’s Poor Boy delivers a supernatural story steeped in loss, anguish and redemption.

Published in conjunction with Melbourne Theatre Company.

  • 2009 VIC Premier's Literary Awards - Best Musical Theatre Script (shortlist)
  • How rewarding to rummage through Matt Cameron’s mind. What a find. A true original. - The Age

Cast : 4M, 4F, including 1 boy

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-850-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


MATT CAMERON is a playwright, screenwriter and director based in Melbourne. His plays include Tear from a Glass Eye which won the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award and was produced by Playbox in Melbourne and the Gate Theatre in London where he was nominated Most Promising Playwright in The Evening Standard Awards. The Lighthouse Keeper was produced by Griffin in Sydney, La Boite in Brisbane and won the ANPC/New Dramatists Award, which led to a New York production with New York Stage & Film. Footprints on Water won the British Council International New Playwriting Award and was produced by his company, Neonheart, for Griffin in Sydney, La Mama in Melbourne and ABC Radio. The Eskimo was produced by Neonheart in Melbourne. A short play Whispering Death and The Balloonman, were produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company. He was the co-creator, co-writer and director for the TV series Introducing Gary Petty (for which he won an AWGIE) and Small Tales & True for the Comedy Channel on Foxtel. Other credits include SeaChange for ABC TV.

TIM FINN is a singer and songwriter. He was a forming member of 1970s and 1980s New Zealand band Split Enz and a temporary member of Crowded House in the early 1990s. His first solo album, Escapade, was hugely successful and he went on to release seven more records under his name, most recently The Conversation. Tim also collaborated with his younger brother Neil Finn on a number of records, including Finn in 1995 and Everyone Is Here in 2004.