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Belvoir Theatre Appoints New Director

Belvoir Theatre has announced the appointment of Aaron Beach to the role of Executive Director at Belvoir, taking the reins from Sue Donnelly. Donnelly had helmed the company for the past five years helping it to a record breaking number of Helpmann Awards, and more importantly keeping the company alive through the past two years of […]

Sandy Greenwood speaks candidly about the challenges she has faced as an Indigenous actor

BY JARROD WOLFHUNTER Sandy Greenwood is a proud and passionate First Nations actor, writer, and producer who is starring in the hotly anticipated At What Cost? – a production by award-winning Indigenous writer, Nathan Maynard and, skilful Indigenous director Isaac Drandic. At What Cost? focuses on the current explosion of the Indigenous population in the Palawa Community of […]

REVIEW: Fangirls

Judging by the audience reaction, Yve Blake’s revision of Fangirls is going to be another big hit. The story of three school-age friends who all fall in love with a boyband idol is not for everyone above the age of, say, 40 years old. The first half is full on, with intensely loud music, blurred […]

My Brilliant Career

Playwright Kendall Feaver has taken on the stage adaptation of the Australian classic written by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin when she was a just 21 years old. Feaver brings accolades to her current work, including the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting (the largest such competition in Europe), as well as the NSW and Victorian […]

Curtain Raisers

BY RIDA BABAR Theatre companies such as Old 505, Belvoir Theatre, and the Sydney Theatre Company are finally reopening and planning live shows for the remainder of the 2020 season. Easing government restrictions in NSW have been a breath of fresh air for the arts and entertainment industries. Old 505 theatre is holding A Murder […]

REVIEW: Things I Know To Be True

Former Artistic Director Neil Armfield has returned to Belvoir Theatre this month, directing Things I Know To Be True, an Australian family drama thrusting unique and genuine characters onto the stage.  Written by award-winning playwright Andrew Bovell, the piece takes the audience on a journey following the lives of the Price family over the course […]

Review: Mother Courage and Her Children

Belvoir’s interpretation of one of Bertolt Brecht’s most widely-staged shows, Mother Courage and Her Children (1941), is a lively, episodic depiction of wartime society, hedonism and profiteering. Set during a longtime conflict somewhere in Northern Europe during the 30-year War (early 17th century), the specifics of the politics are basically incomprehensible to the people who suffer […]