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REVIEW: My Brilliant Career

First penned by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin (1879–1954) as a novel to amuse her friends when she was a teenager, the ironically titled My Brilliant Career now makes its appearance on the Belvoir stage in a terrific adaptation by Kendall Feaver. The story tells of young Sybilla Melvyn’s attempt to break out of a […]

Keeping The Lights On, Barely

BY ANNIE LEWIS The devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been far-reaching, and the arts sector has ground to a halt in many ways as a result. From the Opera House and Capitol Theatre right through to the Belvoir and Giant Dwarf theatres there have even a plethora of cancelled shows as a cloud […]

Belvoir Keeps ‘Artists At Work’

Due to ongoing social distancing measures nationwide, Belvoir Theatre, alike many other creative outlets, was forced to pause their productions indefinitely. Recently, they launched an initiative called Artists At Work to begin phasing in actors to get things back to normal. A spokesperson from the theatre company said, “We have had to reimagine how to be Belvoir.” […]

Art Attack – Slaughterhouse

Also this week one of the countries most promising up and coming creatives Anchuli Felicia King will be making her Sydney debut with her production, Slaughterhouse, at Belvoir’s 25A. Slaughterhouse is a genre-defying production which takes audiences on cerebral journey as it explores the intersection between technology, ethics and identity politics. Oct 16-Nov 2. Downstairs […]

Art Attack – Introduction To The World

By #ArtAttack STAGE Now that our State Government has unlocked the city, they’ve inadvertently unshackled Sydney’s most notorious art sleuth, #ArtAttack.  I am the nosiest, most inquisitive social influencer in town, and I’m here to defibrillate all of the latest news out of the arts and entertainment scene of our fine city for my followers. […]

Random

It’s somewhat ironic for a solo show to be about family and community.  Random, however, is just that with Zahra Newman, the only actor in the production, playing all 17 characters.  Though she is obviously being asked to do a lot, Newman is more than up to the task. Since graduating from the Victorian College […]

An Enemy Of The People

What does it mean to be a whistleblower in this day and age? Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People has been adapted by Melissa Reeves for the Belvoir stage. In a town wanting to preference economic stability over social considerations, Katherine Stockman (Kate Mulvany) makes the discovery that the famous town water is toxic. In trying to […]

REVIEW: Yarramadoon – The Musical

It’s a funny name and it’s a funny show. Very funny. Writers/directors/stars and sisters Eliza and Hannah Reilly use the idioms, quirks and ockerisms they observed growing up in the real country town, Yarramadoon, to create a hilarious, absurd, vaudeville come sketch comedy musical parody with a touch of sentimentality. The two women play several […]

They Divided The Sky

East Germany arrives to the Belvoir’s Downstairs Theatre with the premier of the Daniel Schlusser Ensemble’s They Divided The Sky. Adapted from Christa Wolf’s first full-length novel of the same title, They Divided The Sky was controversial upon its release in 1963, resulting in state censorship when the novel was translated. “It’s a book that […]

Bliss

The world premiere production of Peter Carey’s iconic novel Bliss comes to the Belvoir this June. Co-produced with Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, Bliss follows Harry Joy, a ‘good bloke’ who dies on his front lawn and awakens to find that he is now in what must be Hell – though it is a hell of his […]