Articles on ‘Belvoir’
Simon Stone returns to Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre to direct his new adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s comedy The Suicide. Banned before it premiered in Stalin’s Soviet Union in 1928, this controversial comedy of errors comes to B Sharp hot on the heels of Stone’s award winning production The Only Child (2009). The Suicide follows the hapless Semyon Semyonovich who… Read more.
Company B Belvoir, Griffin Theatre Company and ThinIce are combining to present the Sydney premiere of Tom Holloway’s new playLove Me Tender. Coming to Sydney hot on the heels of a season at the 2010 Perth International Arts Festival, Love Me Tender presents a haunting vision of contemporary Australia drawn from experiences of catastrophic bushfires, pre-teen sexuality and domestic… Read more.
On the face of it, the enigmatic Frances Faye and the rising star Nick Christo have little in common. One was an American cabaret and nightclub star, the other won the Sydney Cabaret Showcase in 2005 and has been quietly building up a strong reputation in the theatre world. Dig a little deeper, and you… Read more.
Kicking off its 2010 season, Company B Belvoir presents That Face – the acclaimed first play by British playwright Polly Stenham. Lee Lewis makes her Company B Belvoir directorial debut with this powerful drama that encapsulates Stenham’s unusual blend of humour and cruelty, wisdom and insolence. That Face leaps into action from scene one – Henry’s dropped out… Read more.
The drama surrounding Company B’s battle of the sexes took a dramatic twist on Sunday when Caleb Lewis was awarded the 2009 Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award despite withdrawing from the competition. Lewis was named as a finalist in the prestigious competition but withdrew last month, claiming it had been overshadowed by debate over Company B’s employment of… Read more.
Following accusations of a “boy’s club” mentality, Company B is hitting back in a rather interesting way, announcing that its Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture will be focused on theatre’s missing women. Drama engulfed Company B when blogger Joanna Erskine questioned the lack of women in creative roles in the company’s 2010 season. It gained widespread… Read more.
The Belvoir Street Downstairs Theatre is kicking off the festive season with a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Eamon Flack has turned this great Shakespearean classic into a grand, decadent and sad celebration – a party unfolding on stage, shot through with karaoke ballads and comedy. With a cast of eight (and a… Read more.
In a stunning announcement, Ralph Myers will take over Sydney’s Company B when Neil Armfield steps down at the end of the company’s 2010 subscription season. Like a Melbourne Cup outsider getting up in the last few bounds, not even rumours had suggested Myers was in contention for the role. 30-year-old Myers admitted to being… Read more.
Samuel Beckett’s absurdist comedy Happy Days is set to hit the Belvoir Street stage in Sydney this November. In this new production, Julie Forsyth takes centre stage as Winnie, one of the most surprising and extraordinary female roles invented by a playwright. Peter Carroll plays her long-suffering husband Willie. Half-buried in a mound of earth, with a husband half… Read more.
FIRST ON AUSSIETHEATRE.COM Company B Belvoir has launched their 2010 season – it is Neil Armfield’s last after 15 years as Artistic Director, and marks the Company’s 25th anniversary. True to form, the selection of plays will take audiences on a journey across some of the best contemporary playwriting to emerge in Australia and internationally,… Read more.