Articles on ‘Belvoir’
Zindzi Okenyo is an explosion of creativity. Just this year, you might have seen her (among other things!) on stage in Griffin Theatre’s Masquerade, Darlinghurst Theatre Co’s Gaybies, or Sydney Theatre Company’s Boys Will be Boys. You might have caught her on TV, on Play School. Or you might have heard the mystic neo-soul music she produces and performs as Okenyo…. Read more.
Have you seen the news? Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre company are petitioning Taylor Swift (or anyone who can get in touch with ‘her Royal Swiftiness‘, according to musicfeeds.com.au) to convince them to grant the rights to her pop anthem ‘Shake it Off’ in their production of Seventeen, which opens tomorrow night. Seventeen is about a group of teenagers… Read more.
A sense of delight is unfolding nightly in The Dog/The Cat, a new double bill comprised of a play by Brendan Cowell (The Dog) and one by Lally Katz (The Cat). Gently, thematically related, this is a double bill done right: a sweet, complementary marriage of theatrical storytelling. Ralph Myers, Belvoir’s outgoing artistic director, both directs… Read more.
Michael Gow’s new translation of Mother Courage and her Children is an amiable one and Eamon Flack’s production for Belvoir is courageous, but Brecht’s political theatre (unsurprisingly) just doesn’t have enough heart to move its audience. There’s singing and dancing and cursing and laughing and crying but audiences are left with a gaping hole in… Read more.
It started with a dog, in a perspex case, alone on stage. It ended with an elderly ‘Dorothy’ (Eileen Kramer) dancing in a wheelchair. What happened in between made no more sense. Adena Jacobs’ novel appropriation of Frank L. Baum’s classic folklore The Wizard of Oz is a wordless, for the most part, loosely plotted,… Read more.
When Blue Wizard (Nick Coyle), an intergalactic traveller from a crystal planet where everyone is gay and a different colour (the beige Wizards have the gift of renovation, for example, while the blue have flirting, fucking, and dance) lands on Earth, he tries to make the best of it. He’s been sent to Earth, the… Read more.
Eden Falk, currently appearing in Belvoir’s heartwarming take on A Christmas Carol, has put together Belvoir’s Christmas message this year, and it’s just as lively and uplifting as the play itself. Watch actors, directors, Belvoir staff, and more (keep your eyes peeled for your favourites!) sing us “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, in a sweet… Read more.
There’s something about Eamon Flack’s directorial take on The Glass Menagerie, playing at Belvoir St. You don’t just watch it, you sink into it. The play wraps invisible tendrils around you and draws you in with a slow, gorgeous, sadness. It’s the play that is closest to Tennessee Williams’ own life and family, one of… Read more.
Hedda Gabler is one of the great realist plays, and the role of Hedda is one of the great roles for women because she isn’t, simply, a woman or a wife. She is complicated; she is bored and daringly discontent. She is manipulative and dispassionate. In Belvoir’s new production, directed by Adena Jacobs, this great,… Read more.
Like so many theatre-goers, I first noticed Guy Edmonds in that legendary production of Holding The Man, which sprang out of the Griffin Theatre, toured nationally – and internationally – and left audiences picking up their hearts from the auditorium floor. Apart from being an actor with a lengthy CV across theatre, film and most… Read more.