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Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson adapted for the stage by Katherine Lyall-Watson


THEMES: Domestic & Child Abuse, Abandonment & Loss, Survival
LENGTH: 75 Minutes
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Size

Boy, Lost is a true story of a boy’s lifelong search for his mother.


Adapted by Katherine Lyall-Watson from Kristina Olsson’s award-winning memoir, Boy, Lost is a based on a true story of a boy snatched from his mother’s arms and their journey back to one another. This is an ultimately uplifting story of survival.


Travelling down the train tracks of the east coast of Australia and spanning fifty years, the play ricochets from post war Brisbane to Cairns and Sydney as it follows one boy’s life long search and a family’s journey from loss to redemption. Boy, Lost combines dramatic storytelling and nuanced music theatre to create a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit.


Boy, Lost was first produced by Belloo Creative at the Diane Cilento Theatre, Queensland Theatre on 29 October, 2022.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 69 3

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