The Man from Snowy River

First Performance July 4th 2009

A re-imagining of the classic poem by Banjo Paterson

…clean up in aisle 8, clean up in aisle 8, please…

Shane spends his days working in Patterson’s Supermarket, mopping up the spills, keeping an eye on the freezer section and making sure the trolleys don’t all roll away. But he dreams of a life of adventure. One day his big chance arrives – in the form of a talking bull, a snowy white mare and the promise of the ride of his life.

This is The Man from Snowy River as you’ve never imagined it with all the thrills of Banjo Patterson’s classic poem and a big meat-pie sized slice of silliness. The story of one boy finding his place in the world is brought right up to date with our own special brand of magical puppetry, shadow play and object theatre.

Adventure is waiting down the next aisle…

Philip Mitchell
Mark Storen
Jiri Zmitko
Lee Buddle
Lighting Designer
Graham Walne
Puppet Construction
Jiri Zmitko
Production Manager
Lisa McCready
Lyndell Darch
Stage Manager
Joe Lui
Voice Over
Humphrey Bower

2009 Premiere Season, Fremantle


Shane Adamczak

Michelle Robin Anderson

Michael Barlow

Reviews & Media

"Local writer Mark Storen has capitalised on this kind of youthful city-slicker perspective in his delightfully imaginative adaptation of Paterson’s legendary tale – relocating the story of a perilous outback horse chase to the aisles of a local supermarket"

The West Australian