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

Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a current nominee for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting as part of the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Produced in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions Pty Ltd

Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation


Troy Brady
Elaine Crombie
Ursula Yovich

Michelle Vincent
Jessica Dunn
Sorcha Albuquerque


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’.

Performance Times

Malthouse Theatre
7 February – 3 March

Queensland Theatre
1 May – 25 May

Canberra Theatre Centre
30 May – 1 June

Merrigong Theatre Company
5 June – 8 June