Actor Rajan Velu, recently returned from almost 10 years of film, television and theatre work in the US, on Counting and Cracking and the huge changes to the entertainment industry in the past decade, and the importance of representation. What did you expect when you were first cast in counting and cracking? I expected an […]
Sydney based actor and youth worker Monica Kumar on learning new languages for the role and the incredible socio-political backdrop to the production. What did you expect when you were cast in Counting and Cracking? I was really excited to be cast in Counting and Cracking because I was lucky enough to have been […]
This article was originally published in The Weekend Australian Review, January 5-6, 2019. Read the original article on The Australian here. Counting and Cracking is at Sydney Town Hall as part of Sydney Festivval, 11 January – 2 February 2019. Book tickets here.
Yael Stone 7:30 Report Interview “In regard to the 7:30 Report interview on 17 December, we’re upset that Yael has carried these years of anguish. Belvoir strives to have a safe and respectful workplace for artists, staff and audiences alike. We are committed to ensuring that community standards are met, if not exceeded, and […]
Perth based actor, writer and theatre maker Jay Emmanuel on the social and political power of Counting and Cracking, and his experiences of rehearsal as he works on his portrayal of young Thirru. What did you expect when you were first cast in Counting and Cracking? I expected it to be a life changing […]
Shelagh Delaney, who grew up poor in the middle of England in the middle of the 20th century, wrote A Taste of Honey when she was 19. The way she tells it, a young man took her to a play at the Opera House in Manchester, “and I came away after the performance having suddenly […]
I was asked recently what effect A Taste of Honey had had on my life. All I could remember were a handful of idiot teachers who said things like: “I bet you want to be a writer when you grow up, don’t you?” and ‘”Do you want to be famous, like your mum?” Then there […]
Award-winning composer and sound designer, Stefan Gregory, talks about the upcoming production of Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking 1958 play, A Taste of Honey, and what life is like as a composer and sound designer for the theatre.
In Part Two of our interview with Tom Wright, Belvoir Artistic Associate and writer of the adaptation of Bliss by Peter Carey, we discover some of the complexities of bringing this iconic novel to the stage…
In a fascinating two-part interview, Tom Wright discusses the ins and outs of adapting Peter Carey’s award-winning debut novel Bliss for the stage, as well as his recent work, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man…
“I am interested in staging Australian classics that offer a theatrical challenge, and that critique and reveal who we are today.” Malthouse Theatre’s Youth and Education Manager Vanessa O’Neill met with their Artistic Director Matthew Lutton to discuss the Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir production of Bliss.
The Sugar House is a story of Sydney. Writer Alana Valentine talks about the play’s genesis… Nostalgia is not always a soothing experience. It can produce rage at things unnecessarily destroyed and pain from a sense of irretrievable loss. Frank Moorhouse Dupain’s Australians In February this year I was invited to speak to the Pyrmont […]
Sarah Goodes talks about bringing The Sugar House to the stage… When I first read Alana’s play I was struck by the family drama at the heart of it: the often tragic triangle of tension that lies within families – two people who don’t know how to love each other and one person stuck in […]