“Marvellous storytelling â€¦ is never sentimental, but tough, heartbreaking and true” – Greenroom
In April 2009, two weeks short of his nineteenth birthday, Toowoomba teenager Kristjan Terauds died due to complications from illicit drug use. Using the words of Kristjan’s friends and family interviewed over many months, and inspired by the journal of Kristjan’s father, David Burton has dramatised a powerful story of love, loss, and sadness, with touching humour.
April’s Fool is a thought-provoking, memorable, and ultimately optimistic reflection on the choices we make and how they affect those we love. It was originally commissioned by Empire Theatre Project Company, Toowoomba.
“I was amazed by the rapt attention of the large audience of school students. They appeared to hang on every word. For me, this is clear evidence of the play’s success in reaching its target audience who will hopefully consider and discuss the issues long after the season has finished.” - Katherine Lyall-Watson, ourbrisbane.com.au