Articles on ‘Belvoir’
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.
The critically acclaimed modern masterpiece Neighbourhood Watch will continue to delight audiences at Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) until Saturday 26 April. Aussie Theatre’s Bethany Simons chatted with playwright Lally Katz about writing, relationships and why everybody needs good neighbours. Since seeing Lally Katz’s unforgettable play Neighbourhood Watch at MTC I’ve been seeing the world differently…. Read more.
2013 Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award winner Jada Alberts is bringing her new play Brothers Wreck to Belvoir in May, and celebrated storyteller Leah Purcell will direct. It begins with a death. On a hot morning under a house in Darwin, Ruben wakes to find his cousin Joe hanging from the rafters. The play is about Ruben’s family… Read more.