Articles on ‘Belvoir’

Colin Friels collapses on Sydney stage

As reported by The Australian today, actor Colin Friels is in hospital following a collapse during Belvoir’s Death of a Salesman last night. Friels, who has been suffering from the flu and is in long-term remission from pancreatic cancer, collapsed during the second act of the play after making the decision to perform despite feeling… Read more.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – Brisbane Season

If you were high-schooled in Australia, no doubt you would have studied Ray Lawler’s play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, written in 1953. As a staple to our cultural diet, it is fitting the Australian classic has been brought back to the stage by Belvior Theatre and the Queensland Theatre Company, to be appreciated anew…. Read more.

Babyteeth – a love story about death

It’s almost any kind of family morning in Sydney. Anna fusses over her husband’s breakfast. Henry is concerned about getting to work on time. Their daughter’s boyfriend has to be reminded not to smoke in the house. It’s business as usual, except in the next room, fourteen year old Milla just died of cancer. Babyteeth,… Read more.

Sydney Theatre Awards Tonight

The Sydney Theatre Awards are set to take place this evening, celebrating the strength, quality and diversity of Sydney Theatre. The Paddington RSL will host the awards evening, which commences at 6pm. Nominations for 21 Award Categories have been announced (see full list below) but the winner of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award will be… Read more.

Major changes for Belvoir under Myers

Company B Belvoir today outlined some significant changes to be implemented under the incoming Artistic Director Ralph Myers in 2011. For the first time in the Company’s history all actors, directors, playwrights, designers and stage managers will be fully paid for the work that they produce. Under existing arrangements, artists working in Belvoir St’s intimate… Read more.

Belvoir Street Theatre evacuated

The Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney has been evacuated this morning due to a gas leak. Around 100 properties have been evacuated in the Surry Hills area as service crews try to repair a ruptured gas line. Traffic is being diverted around the area, and it is expected that performances scheduled for today will go… Read more.

New Sapphires production comes to Sydney

In the year that Australia celebrates 50 years of Motown music, Company B Belvoir and Black Swan State Theatre are bringing the 2005 hit musical The Sapphires back to Sydney. Directed by Wesley Enoch, this feel-good musical features the soul hits that defined a generation. It sets the mood by including performances of Motown classics such as… Read more.

Hare’s new play makes three

David Hare’s latest play The Power Of Yes puts the giants of finance on stage in their own words, for a terrifying and wickedly funny account of the global financial crisis. Sam Strong makes his Company B Belvoir directorial debut, with this witty explanation of where it all went wrong. Written in London in 2009 as a… Read more.