Rules of Summer

Adapted from the award-winning book by Shaun Tan

Rules of Summer // World Premiere Season

★★★★★ – The Theatre Daily
★★★★ – The West

“Engaging & exciting storytelling…a true feast for the eyes.” – Erin Hutchinson, Capital Community Radio


A performance like no other, Rules of Summer is an immersive, interactive, and multi-sensory puppetry work following the journey of two boys who experience the emotional journey of life, the unwritten rules of friendship, and a list of mysterious rules…

See the entire theatre space come to life and experience a sensory world of sight, taste, smell, sound and touch. What rule will you break? Will you accept or reject a tasty treat? And what consequences will await?

Join us for the world premiere season of this new adaptation from the award-winning book by Shaun Tan at the Dolphin Theatre, UWA.

Suitable for ages 5+. Audience warning: this performance contains flash lighting and smoke effects.


Dolphin Theatre, University of WA


  • Saturday 23 September: 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday 26 September: 10am & 1pm
  • Wednesday 27 September: 10am, 1pm & 6.30pm (*SOLD OUT* followed by In Conversation)
  • Thursday 28 September: 10am
  • Tuesday 3 October: 10am & 1pm
  • Wednesday 4 October: 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 5 October: 10am & 1pm
  • Friday 6 October: 1pm & 6.30pm
  • Saturday 7 October: 1pm *SOLD OUT* & 6.30pm
  • Sunday 8 October: 10am *SOLD OUT*


Suitable for ages 5+

Philip Mitchell
Adapting Writer
Ian Sinclair
Assistant Director
Rebecca Bradley
Leon Hendroff
Lee Buddle
Lighting Designer
Graham Walne
Bryan Woltjen
Jesse Wood
Julie Reeves
Riley Brabin
Sanjiva Margio

Allan Girod

Nick Pages-Oliver

Rebecca Bradley