Mudlark Theatre

Girl Running, Boy Falling

by Kate Gordon, In an adaptation for the stage by Kate Gaul

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Wed, Mar 30 2022 7:30pm
  • Thu, Mar 31 2022 7:30pm
  • Fri, Apr 1 2022 7:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 2 2022 1:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 2 2022 7:30pm

Running Time

75 minutes (no interval)


This performance contains Adult Themes and deals with grief, suicide and abandonment.
Recommended for ages 15+


  • $45 - Full
  • $35 - Concession
  • $40 - Friends Full
  • $30 - Friends Concession
  • $20 - Full Time Student

Girl Running, Boy Falling


From Mudlark Theatre: 

 "Due to the current impacts of the Covid pandemic in Tasmania, Girl Running Boy Falling will no longer proceed this week. Whilst this is a very disappointing decision to have to make, Mudlark's number one priority is the health and safety of our artists and our wider community. 

 Mudlark remains deeply committed to this project and the themes explored within it, and we hope to see you all back at the theatre when we regroup to present the work.  

Ticketholders for all postponed performances will be refunded by Theatre North.  Mudlark, Theatre North and paranaple arts centre are working to secure suitable dates later in 2022. Thank you for your ongoing support." 


Refund arrangements: 

All tickets will be refunded. 

For all tickets purchased online:  you will be automatically refunded in full.  The refund process will commence by the end of this week and no further action is required on your behalf. 

For all tickets purchased at the box office or over the phone: in the first instance your ticket purchase will be automatically credited to the Box Office Patron Account held in your name.  You can then contact the Box Office from Monday 04 April and choose to receive a full refund. 

Alternatively, you can choose to keep the funds in your Patron Account to be used as credit for your next Princess Theatre purchase.  You do not need to make contact with us for this option. 

If you require further information or assistance, please contact the Princess Theatre Box Office on 6331 0052 or


A magical stage adaptation of the award winning book.

Tiger is sixteen and lives in Burnie. Her Aunt Kath calls her Tiger. Her friends call her Resey. The boy she loves calls her Champ. She’s a lot of different things for a lot of different people. She’s running through high school, but someone in her life is about to fall. When he does, her perfect world falls with him. For the first time in her life, Tiger can’t stand being on the ground.

The story is a beating heart of messy, funny characters and their lives are lovingly adapted for the stage by Kate Gaul.

‘Girl Running, Boy Falling is everything you could hope for … it’s thoughtful, artful, deftly crafted, raw, real and deeply affecting.’
Nick Earls, Penguin Books

This project was assisted by Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts and Supported by Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Image by Stanislaw Pytel

Show Info

School bookings available for Friday 11am performance 

This performance contains Adult Themes and deals with grief, suicide and abandonment.

Recommended for ages 15+

Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms. For more information on Covid safety, please see Covid-Safe Visit

Staggered Arrival times will be applied and details will be sent in a pre-show email 48 hours prior to performance.

Check In Tas

Patrons are still required to check in using the Check In Tas app. This is because our venues are managed under the Tasmanian Events Framework.

Mask Wearing 

Masks are no longer mandatory at the theatre, however we strongly encourage patrons to wear one.  

Our staff will be wearing facemasks to assist in keeping them healthy and to keep the show on the road.

Access Seating: Please call the box office on 6331 0052 to discuss options. For More information click here

Processing Fee Info: A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

Creative Team

  • - Marina Lee
  • - Lachlan Murphy
  • - Indea Quinn
  • - Jasper Tabuyo
  • - Petronella van Tienen
  • Directed by - Bindy Stephens

Girl Running, Boy Falling by award-winning author Kate Gordon

Stage adaptation by Kate Gaul