We spoke to Simon Beggs, a professional woodturner who crafted many of the planets that make up the Ptolemaic Solar System suspended above the Life of Galileo stage. Read on to hear Simon speak about his passion for the craft as well as some of the peculiarities of the process.
Belvoir is pleased to announce the exceptional playwright and Trawlwoolway, Pakana/Palawa man from Lutrawita/Tasmania, Nathan Maynard as the 2019 Balnaves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow. The Fellowship is an evolution of the Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright Award, which has long been recognised as one of the most prestigious playwriting awards in Australia. A $25,000 […]
2019 has been one of our most ambitious years to date and yesterday that ambition was recognised with Belvoir scoring a record thirteen gongs at the Helpmann Awards, including Best New Australian Work and Best Production of a Play for our biggest show ever, Counting and Cracking, as well as Best Musical for Belvoir favourite […]
The entire performing arts industry is in the process of cultural change. It’s painful, and it’s overdue, but individuals and organisations are focused like never before on ensuring our work places are safe and our professional relationships are respectful, responsible and kind. We take this opportunity to repeat our commitment to making positive change in […]
Due to a sudden but quite brilliant twist of fate (we can’t tell you what just yet) Kate Mulvany will have to finish up in Every Brilliant Thing a week earlier than scheduled. Fortunately this play has its own very special way of responding to the unexpected, and we’re pleased to announce that the wonderful, […]
Director Kate Champion, along with Co-Director Steve Rodgers and performer Kate Mulvany on the importance of dialogue, the healing power of theatre, and Duncan Macmillan’s powerful script about love and loss.
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.