Ed gets a message


The Messenger

Adapted by Ross Mueller, from the Novel by Markus Zusak

Presented by Brown's Mart

Directed by Merrilee Mills

Production Design by Bec Adams


Meet Ed Kennedy - underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance.
He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. Surrounded by his band of misfit friends, his life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.
That’s when the first Ace arrives. That’s when Ed becomes the Messenger.

Adapted from #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Markus Zusak’s Award Winning Novel, this mysterious black comedy is directed by the formidable Merrilee Mills and features extraordinarily immersive design by Bec Adams.

Brown’s Mart’s The Messenger may very well leave you with more questions than answers. It’s a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists and love.

This production is supported by our Education Partners Randazzo Properties

Get tickets to The Messenger HERE

Content Warning: This show contains haze, strong language, references to sexual assault, and simulated gun violence

There will be an Auslan interpreted performance of this show on a date yet to be confirmed. You can sign up to our dedicated Auslan mailing list HERE


Students and The Messenger

The Messenger adapted by Ross Mueller, based on the Novel by Markus Zusak is Brown's Mart's 2022 Education Program show.

The Education Program allows Territory Secondary Students to access quality performance of a syllabus linked text, and special schools discounts are available to matinee performances outside the advertised season dates.

Find out more about the Education program and how to register your school HERE

The Education Program is supported by our Education Partners Randazzo Properties.


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