The Belvoir Podcast
We regularly produce a podcast for our Upstairs shows featuring interviews with members of the cast and creative team. It’s an excellent way to get up to speed with what a show’s about, who’s making it, and other bits of exclusive trivia.
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Packer & Sons (2019)
Playwright Tommy Murphy, director Eamon Flack, set and costume designer Romanie Harper, and Belvoir’s Head of New Work, Louise Gough discuss the cyclical patriarchal brutality of Packer & Sons; a play which charts the transitions of power in one of Australia’s most powerful families over three generations. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Yve Blake, the writer of the book, music and lyrics of Fangirls, as well as one of its star performers, is joined by co-star Aydan, associate director Carissa Licciardello and musical director Alice Chance, to discuss the birth of the show and the much maligned demographic of unapologetically enthusiastic teenage girls. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Life Of Galileo (2019)
Director Eamon Flack, along with performers Colin Friels, Sonia Todd and Vaishnavi Suryaprakash discuss the flawed and brilliant figure that was Galileo Galilei, the nature of truth and lies, and the high stakes theatre of astronomical reinvention. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Things I Know To Be True (2019)
Step behind the scenes, into the making of Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True, directed by Neil Armfield. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Winyanboga Yurringa (2019)
Writer Andrea James, along with Director Anthea Williams, performer Angeline Penrith, and Cultural Design Consultant Danièle Hromek discuss the play, the importance of Country for Indigenous peoples and the value of the stage in telling one’s stories. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Every Brilliant Thing (2019)
Director Kate Champion and Co-Director Steve Rodger discuss with set designer Isabel Hudson and solo performer Kate Mulvany, the enduring and quietly powerful nature of Every Brilliant Thing and its exploration of mental illness. Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
The Wolves (2019)
Director Jessica Arthur, alongside cast members, Brenna Harding, Sofia Nolan and Nikita Waldron discuss the understated power of teenage girls on the cusp of adulthood in this Pulitzer Prize nominated play. Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Counting and Cracking (2019)
Writer S.Shakthidharan and Director Eamon Flack, recount the mammoth undertaking of breathing life into Counting and Cracking, over 10 years since it was first conceived. Produced for Belvoir by Sophie Raymond.
Writer S.Shakthidharan, Director Eamon Flack and Cultural and Costume Advisor Anandavalli, discuss this groundbreaking play and the importance of speaking to the multiplicity of experiences in Australian and Sri-Lankan Australian life. Produced for Belvoir by Sophie Raymond.
The Dance of Death (2018)
Director Judy Davis and cast members Colin Friels, Pamela Rabe and Toby Schmitz discuss Strindberg’s explosive play and the infinite complexity of the marriage it dissects. Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
An Enemy of the People (2018)
Director Anne-Louise Sarks, actors Kate Mulvany, Leon Ford, Steve Le Marquand, and set and costume designer Mel Page discuss Melissa Reeves’ adaptation of Ibsen’s masterpiece, and our ongoing journey on the search for truth. Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
A Taste of Honey (2018)
Director Eamon Flack and actors Genevieve Lemon, Thuso Lekwape and Taylor Ferguson discuss Shelagh Delaney’s groundbreaking 1958 play A Taste of Honey, written when Delaney was just 19. Many of the themes that Delaney was laying bare for all to contemplate 60 years ago are still just as relevant today as they were back then. Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Director Matthew Lutton talks with Nicholas Waxman from Melbourne-based The Aside Podcast in a two-part interview about the stunning new co-production with Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir of Peter Carey’s Bliss, adapted for the stage by Belvoir Artistic Associate Tom Wright.
The Sugar House (2018)
Writer Alana Valentine, Director Sarah Goodes and actors Kris McQuade, Nikki Shiels and Lex Marinos discuss the creation of the new Australian play The Sugar House, set in Sydney’s Pyrmont from the 1960s to the noughties, a time of great social change. Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Sami in Paradise (2018)
Director Eamon Flack, assistant director Carissa Licciardello and actors Fayssal Bazzi, Charlie Garber and Vaishnavi Suryaprakash discuss the making of this wildly inventive new show. Produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.
Single Asian Female (2018)
Writer Michelle Law, director Claire Christian, and actors Hsiao-Ling Tang, Alex Lee and Courtney Stewart discuss the making of this smash hit comedy, which shakes up the local theatre scene with fresh stories and perspectives.
Barbara and the Camp Dogs (2017)
Co-writers Alana Valentine and Ursula Yovich, and actor Elaine Crombie discuss the big themes and issues in this powerful new Australian work, and what inspired its creation.
Playwright Lally Katz, director Rosemary Myers, and actors Amber McMahon and Lucia Mastrantone, talk about tackling Lally’s hilarious and personal new work about “ovaries and climate change”.
Step behind the scenes with director Eamon Flack, lighting designer Nick Schlieper, and actors Pamela Rabe and Tom Conroy as they discuss Ibsen’s 19th century masterpiece and what it holds for a modern audience.
Step behind the scenes with director Anthea Williams and her fabulous cast as they discuss gender, politics and family dysfunction in Taylor Mac’s smash hit play Hir.
The Rover (2017)
Director Eamon Flack, dramaturg Charlotte Bradley and actors Taylor Ferguson, Elizabeth Nabben, Toby Schmitz and Nikki Shiels share their thoughts on Aphra Behn’s 1677 battle of the sexes, and what this classic holds for a modern audience.
Mr Burns (2017)
Director Imara Savage and actors Mitchell Butel and Jude Henshall explore the big ideas in Anne Washburn’s wildly inventive play.
Mark Colvin’s Kidney (2017)
Go behind the scenes of this extraordinary true story with playwright Tommy Murphy and lead actor Sarah Peirse.
Jasper Jones (2017)
Author Craig Silvey, adaptor Kate Mulvany, director Anne-Louise Sarks and the young cast all weigh in on the making of this smash hit.