Articles on ‘Belvoir’

Sydney Theatre Awards – 2017 Winners Announced

Maggie McKenna and Sydney Theatre Award Winner Madeleine Jones in Muriel's Wedding. Image by Lisa Tomasetti

Tonight the Seymour Centre hosted over 450 members of the Sydney Theatre community to celebrate The Year That Was at the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards. The 37 Awards presented were shared between 18 productions with Belvoir’s Hir a standout, winning Best Mainstage Production and also Mainstage awards for Best Director (Anthea Williams), Best Male Actor In A… Read more.

The Dog / The Cat

The Dog / The Cat | Photo by Brett Boardman

Romantic comedies are a staple of cinema, but it is rare to find a truly enchanting equivalent in the theatre. Luckily, Belvoir has brought back double bill The Dog / The Cat, an onstage rom-com that sparkles. In two 40 minute plays, loosely tied together by the titular pets in each, the bill  examines modern… Read more.

MTC: Faith Healer

Paul Blackwell. Faith Healer. MTC. Photo by Jeff Busby

Faith Healer, directed by Judy Davis, at Sydney’s Belvoir last year was so successful that the MTC put it into the Sumner Theatre. While twice as many can see it each night, most can’t experience the intimacy that made it so successful and the production struggles to find its strength in the large space. Irish… Read more.

Jasper Jones – Belvoir Return Season

Tom Conroy and Guy Simon in Jasper Jones. Image by Lisa Tomasetti.

We go to the theatre for the stories. We go to practise empathy and experience the lives of people whose stories are both similar and different to our own. Theatre’s mainstream sibling, cinema, is often saturated by Hollywood films, so, we rely on theatre to tell the local Australian stories that don’t find voices elsewhere…. Read more.

Twelfth Night or What you will – Belvoir St Theatre

Nikki Shiels and Damien Ryan. Image: Brett Boardman.

Belvoir’s Twelfth Night or What you will is a joyous production that mourns unrequited love and celebrates the revelry and ridiculousness of Shakespeare’s play. The actors’ ensemble, dancing and frolicking together, greet the audience as they enter the theatre. They are set against a bare but colourful backdrop (Michael Hankin) with vibrant lighting (Nick Schlieper)…. Read more.

Ursula Yovich wins the Balnaves Award 2016

Ursula Yovich. Photo by Brett Boardman.

The dazzlingly talented Ursula Yovich, the actor, singer and writer who starred in Belvoir’s A Christmas Carol, has been announced as the winner of The Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award 2016. The awards was presented by Hamish Balnaves, General Manager of the Balnaves Foundation. She has won a commission to write a play that touches on traditions… Read more.

The Events – Belvoir Season

Catherine McClements & One World Choral. Image: Brett Boardman.

Claire (Catherine McClements) is an Anglican minister and director of the church choir. After a mass shooting erupts at choir practice, she tries to come to terms with the aftermath. This is Belvoir’s The Events. It is a story that has become all too familiar in contemporary society with horrors like the one that inspired… Read more.

Malthouse: The Glass Menagerie

Pamela Rabe & Rose Riley. Photo by Pia Johnson

The narrator tell us The Glass Menagerie is a memory play. The narrator is also a character in the play. He is also a thinly-veiled version of playwright Tennessee Williams. Currently at Malthouse Theatre, actor Luke Mullins draws the audience into the play and then into the home of Tom, his mother Amanda (Pamela Rabe)… Read more.

Review: Jasper Jones – Belvoir St Theatre

Jasper Jones at Belvoir. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti.

Beneath a giant tree, branches reaching out across the sky, sit two teenagers: bookish Charlie (Tom Conroy) and outcast-troublemaker Jasper Jones (Guy Simon). They have never hung out before; Jasper is a loner, and Charlie is a little too square to strike up such an alliance as this. But they have bonded quickly. A girl… Read more.

Your Sunday afternoon zen: Zindzi Okenyo and “Just a Story”

Zindzi Okenyo and Nathan O'Keefe in Masquerade. Photo by Brett Boardman.

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.