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’.
4 – 28 April 2019
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
7.30pm, 4 April
Opening Night (invitation only)
7.30pm, 5 April
16 April, directly following the performance
1pm, 18 April
1 Hour 40 Minutes (No Interval)
Single tickets on sale now.
|Weekday + Sat Mat||Weekend Evenings||Weekday Matinee||Weekday + Sat Mat||Weekend Evenings||Weekday Matinee|
|Full Price (adult)^||$80||$85||$70||$75||$80||$65|
|Mates Rates (Adult)||$70||$75||$60||$70||$75||$60|
|On stage seating|
|Weekday + Sat Mat||Weekend Evenings||Weekday Matinee|
|Full Price (adult)^||$37||$58||$40||$62||$32||$50|
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards. For 2019 productions, these prices can also be accessed by Industry members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the Writing NSW.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.
^ Tickets to Sunday performances have an added $5 surcharge.
Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.
With lyrics as sharp as its sense of social justice, it’s an electrifying rock’n’roll gig, a hilarious buddy comedy and a bruising road trip all rolled into one.The Age
In the skilled hands of director Leticia Cáceres, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is both deeply funny and deeply moving; a big-hearted production that may just break your heart a little.Artshub
Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a journey to be witnessed, with bite, ballads, bangers and belly laughs. Raw and romping, turbulent and true-hearted, it is another female-led hit in Belvoir’s program line-up this year.Audrey Journal