Barbara &
The Camp Dogs

By Ursula Yovich & Alana Valentine
Director Leticia Cáceres

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 4 – 28 April 2019
  • Duration 1 Hour 40 Minutes (No Interval)

    Yep, she’s back. Before embarking on a national tour, 2017’s smash hit returns to Belvoir for a special encore season, fresh after a nomination for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting as part of the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

    Part road story, part family drama, part political cry from the heart, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a deeply personal play and high-octane rock gig all in one, featuring the powerhouse duo of Ursula Yovich and Elaine Crombie, and a very tight band keeping the night alive.

    Barbara blew the roof off Belvoir last year, and the demand from around the country has risen to a clamour – it had to come back. So if you missed it last time, here’s your chance. And if you were lucky enough to see it, well it’s just as good the second, third or fourth time around (we speak from experience). It’s important, it’s bloody well done, and it’s fiercely entertaining.

    “This is a wonderfully stirring show, funny and moving. It enriches the heart.” The Australian

    Produced in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions Pty Ltd

    Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation


    Songs by Alana Valentine, Ursula Yovich, & Adm Ventoura*
    Set Designer Stephen Curtis
    Costume Designer Chloe Greaves
    Lighting Designer Karen Norris
    Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
    Musical Rehearsal Director Adm Ventoura
    Performing Musical Director Jessica Dunn
    Lighting Realiser Matt Cox
    Assistant Director Riley Spadaro
    Stage Manager Cecilia Nelson
    Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Kiss

    *Vicki Gordon also contributed music to ‘Tick Sista’, Merenia Gillies contributed music to ‘Chained to You’, and James Warwick Shipstone contributed to ‘Pieces’.


    Troy Brady
    Shakira Clanton
    Elaine Crombie
    Ursula Yovich

    Sorcha Albuquerque
    Jessica Dunn
    Michelle Vincent


    • On Stage Seating

      To bring Barbara and the Camp Dogs to life, we’re transforming Belvoir into one of Sydney’s iconic pub rock venues – and we’d love audiences to watch the show from the comfort of a couch, table or bar stool on stage. Immerse yourself in the full rock gig experience – and witness Ursula Yovich, Elaine Crombie and their band unleash their extraordinary musical talents from your seat on stage.


      Patrons sitting on stage will enjoy reduced ticket prices.

      Couches and Tables

      Seating on stage will include a mixture of couches and chairs at tables. All tickets are general admission and there are no guarantees on which type of seat you receive. Patrons are seated on a first-come, first-served basis – our friendly ushers will be on hand to assist. Full price tickets for couches and tables start from $50 and concession tickets start from are $42. All tickets for couches and tables are $38 for previews.

      Bar Stools

      Patrons can also choose to sit on bar stools seated at high tables for a heavily discounted price. These seats are located closest to the band. All stools are general admission and depending on the day of the performance prices start from $32 ($26 for previews). Please note: all stools are cushioned and have a back.

      To buy on stage tickets, please follow the regular purchase pathway. You’ll have the opportunity to select on stage seating when you’re presented with the seating map in the purchase pathway.


      Length of time

      Patrons will be seated on stage for the entire run of the performance, which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, without an interval.

      Sound & lights

      On stage patrons will experience loud music, bright lights and potentially disorientating theatrical effects. Please keep this in mind before purchasing on stage seating.

      Cloak your stuff

      We recommend you cloak your personal belongings at box office before the show commences. Bags and jackets will not be permitted on stage.


      If you have queries about accessibility and sitting on stage, please contact Box Office on (02) 9699 3444.

      Belvoir Staff

      Belvoir staff will be on hand to direct you to your seat on stage and answer your questions.

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