• 9 Nov – 15 Dec 24 Upstairs Theatre


A play by Tracy Letts

Directed by Eamon Flack

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 9 Nov – 15 Dec 24
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    Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

    Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

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  • Supported by
    • Chair’s Circle
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One of the monumental plays of the 21st century, up close and personal.

Pawhuska, Oklahoma, 2007. Charismatic poet-patriarch Beverly Weston has gone – where, nobody knows. His wife Violet careers downhill into opiate addiction, and the three daughters dutifully return to their childhood home, spouses, children and unfinished business trailing behind. The family’s (almost) together -for the first time in years.

Of course, old wounds have to be dressed, and old scores have to be settled. But there are even deeper secrets, sitting right there at the table. And what erupts is as uproarious as it is scarifying. This American tragicomedy explores the pain and joy passed from generation to generation, and the vicious parts of ourselves that we try to hide.

What a ride this one is. It’s as massive as the prairies and comes out of a long tradition of full-on high-stakes American classics of dysfunctional families and finally telling the truth. Pamela Rabe, Helen Thomson, Bert LaBonté – it’s a 24-carat cast in a show that has pedigree. Do you know what? Book right now. If you miss it you’ll kick yourself. – Eamon

Performance Times

Weekly Times

  • tuesday 6:30pm

    Except 12 Nov at 7:30pm

  • wednesday 6:30pm

    Except 13 Nov at 7:30pm

  • thursday 1pm & 7:30pm
  • friday 7:30pm
  • saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
  • sunday 5pm

    Except 10 Nov at 6:30pm

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  • image description Special Performance
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  • Full Price (Adult)^ $74 – $95
  • Mates Rates (Adult)^ $69 – $85
  • Senior* $64 – $85
  • Concession $54 – $75
  • 30-Down# $52 – $67
  • Previews $55 – $60
  • Student Saver $39 – $54

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With 4-play packages starting from $182* plus a range of ticket types and concessions, there is a package to suit everyone!

*Preview 4-play package

Join Us

~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.


  • Tracy Letts
  • Eamon Flack
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    Eamon Flack is the Artistic Director of Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney. He is a director, writer, dramaturg and script developer for stage and screen.  Eamon was born in Singapore and grew up in Singapore, Darwin, Cootamundra and Brisbane. He has a BA (English and History) from the University of Queensland, and trained as an actor […]

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  • A cast of 13 including

  • Tamsin Carroll
    Barbara Fordham
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    Tamsin Carroll is a prolific theatre actor who was involved in Belvoir’s production of Three Penny Opera. Tamsin holds the record as one of the youngest people to join the Melbourne Theatre Company ensemble, doing so at only 18 for her role as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in the acclaimed Sondheim musical Into The Woods. […]

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  • Bee Cruse
    Johnna Monevata
  • Bert LaBonté
    Bill Fordham
  • Amy Mathews
    Ivy Weston
  • Rohan Nichol
    Steve Heidebrecht
  • Will O’Mahony
    Little Charles Aiken
  • Pamela Rabe
    Violet Weston
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    Pamela is one of Australia’s most prolific and highly awarded actors. For her work in theatre and musicals, amongst numerous nominations, she has been awarded 3 Helpmann Awards for Best Actress for The Children, The Glass Menagerie and Grey Gardens, 8 Melbourne Green Room Awards, a Sydney Critics’ Circle Award and a “Mo” Award. Other […]

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  • Anna Samson
    Karen Weston
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    A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Anna has gone on to perform extensively in theatre, film and television. Her theatre credits include Bliss for Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre and Opening Night (Understudy for Leanna Walsman) for Belvoir; Skylight, Birdland, The Sublime and The Heretic for Melbourne Theatre Company; Pompeii L.A at Malthouse […]

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  • Greg Stone
    Charlie Aiken
  • Helen Thomson
    Mattie Fae Aiken
  • Esther Williams
    Jean Fordham
  • Creatives

  • Bob Cousins
    Set Designer
  • Ella Butler
    Costume Designer
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    Ella is a Sydney-based designer for theatre, film and live performance. In film, Ella has worked as the series Set Decorator on ‘Born To Spy’ (SBS, Aquarius), ‘While The Men Are Away’ (SBS, Arcadia) and Art Director on the experimental, operatic film ‘A Delicate Fire’ with Pinchgut Opera. In collaboration with CATSinAM, The Congress of […]

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  • Guy Simon
    Assistant Director
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    Guy Simon is a proud Birripi, Worimi, Waddi Waddi and Walbunga man and is the 2024 Balnaves Fellowship recipient. His theatre credits include: My Brilliant Career (Belvoir), Jasper Jones (Belvoir- Return Season & NSW Tour,) The Visitors (STC), Jacky (MTC), The Tempest (STC), White Yella Tree (Griffin Theatre Company), The Return (Malthouse Theatre), Grand Horizons […]

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  • Margaret Thanos
    Assistant Director
  • Laura Farrell
    Vocal Coach
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    Laura Farrell (she/her) is a Voice and Dialect Coach living and working on Gadigal land. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Voice from NIDA; a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from the Victorian College of the Arts; and a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Victorian College of the Arts. A current lecturer […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Fight and Movement Director
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    Nigel is an award-winning movement director, fight and intimacy coordinator, SAG-AFTRA/MEAA stunt performer and actor, with over 25 years of professional experience. Selected theatre credits include: for Belvoir St Theatre, Holding the Man, The Master and Margarita, Miss Peony, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Stop Girl, Blessed Union, At What Cost?, […]

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for schools

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    See this play for:

    Recommended for Years 10 – 12

    Curriculum Links

    Stage 6
    • Elements of Production in Performance
      (Outcomes P2.6, P3.1, P3.2)
    • Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles
      (Outcomes P2.6, P3.1, P3.2)
    • Individual Project: Performance, Scriptwriting, Design

    Schools Performances

    All schools performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.
    • Thu, 21 Nov 2024 11:30am

    Tickets are only $25 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket for every ten students booked.

    Evening and Matinee Performances

    School groups can book any general public performance. Book our Thursday 1PM matinees for the schools performance price of $25 per ticket, or an evening performance from $45 per student.

    What to expect

    Belvoir creates for a wide audience and our productions may contain mature content. Accurate information about productions including running times and content is available once rehearsals have begun.

    Contact Us

    For more information about our education programs, please get in touch.

    Head of Education Jane May
    Education Coordinator Claudia Ware
    +61 (2) 8396 6241

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