BLUE

  • 23 Feb – 16 Mar, 16 May – 1 Jun Multiple Venues
  • 1 hours & 20 minutes (no interval)

BLUE

TOURING

Written by Thomas Weatherall
Directed by Deborah Brown

  • Venue Multiple Venues
  • Dates 23 Feb – 16 Mar, 16 May – 1 Jun
  • Duration 1 hours & 20 minutes (no interval)
  • Content warning

    Blue includes references to suicide, the use of coarse language, theatrical haze and herbal cigarettes.

    Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

Getting older is inevitable, but growing up takes courage.

When Mark moved out of home for the first time his mum started writing him letters – just checking in, staying in touch, keeping a gentle hold on her son. Until one letter brings news no-one wants to hear.

Today, alone in his apartment, on a quiet ordinary morning, Mark needs to try to make some sense of the path of his young life. He needs to work out how to go on with the day, his studies, the fragility of living. He needs us to hear his story, and the story of his family.

A tender, exquisite monologue written and performed by a rising star, Thomas Weatherall, Blue takes us deep into the beauty, and sadness, of a young life at its new beginning.

Blue is a remarkable, genuinely exciting debut. Thomas is a young man wise beyond his years. His writing is sensitive, deeply felt, beguiling. So is his acting. His play unpacks big stuff – mental health, family, loss, how we remember. See it. – Eamon

Performance Times

TEAM

  • Thomas Weatherall
    Writer
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    From the age of six Thomas professionally trained in dance, in styles across musical theatre, contemporary dance, tap, ballet, jazz and hip hop. He has been trained in singing by Kirri Adams and is also a trained acrobat. Thomas’s first professional on-screen role was in the AACTA award- winning ABC iview teenage drama series DEADLOCK. […]

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  • Deborah Brown
    Director
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    Blue marks Deborah’s directorial debut for Belvoir St Theatre. In 2019 she was Associate Director on Winyanboga Yurringa, directed by Anthea Williams and participated in Belvoir’s Artists At Work in 2020. Deborah has been Assistant Director for STC for The Long Forgotten Dream, directed by Neil Armfield, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, directed by Paige […]

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  • Cast

  • Callan Purcell
    Mark
  • Creatives

  • Jacob Nash
    Set & Costume Designer
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    Jacob’s a descendant of the Daly River people, West of Darwin and has spent the last 20 years living, working and creating across the Eora Nation. He graduated from the NIDA Design Course in 2005. In 2010, he designed the set for OF EARTH AND SKY for Bangarra and received a Green Room Award for […]

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  • Cris Baldwin
    Set & Costume Designer
  • Chloe Ogilvie
    Lighting Designer
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    Chloe Ogilvie is a Yamatji Nanda woman from Western Australia, where she graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Specializing in Lighting Design.  Chloe works mostly as a designer but has crossed over into other areas such as Production Management and Event Coordination. Chloe has been a resident Artist with Black Swan for […]

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  • Kelsey Lee
    Associate Lighting Designer
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    Kelsey is a lighting, set and costume designer for theatre and film. Lighting design credits include Blue (Belvoir), as associate lighting designer, A Room of One’s Own (Belvoir); Extinction of The Learned Response, Skyduck, Kasama Kita (Belvoir 25A); Sex Magick and Whitefella Yella Tree as co-designer(Griffin Theatre Company); Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare); Unqualified 2: Still Unqualified, A Letter for Molly, Killing Katie and Outdated (Ensemble Theatre); Queen Fatima (NTofP with Sydney Festival); April Aardvark (ATYP); Good Dog, If We […]

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  • Wil Hughes
    Sound Designer & Composer
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    Wil’s credits as a composer, songwriter and sound designer for theatre have ranged from contemporary ballet to musicals, and include Blue (Belvoir St); Tiddas, Single Asian Female, The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek, The Village, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Wind in the Willows (La Boite Theatre Company); Face to Face (Playlab); Lucie In The […]

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  • David Bergman
    AV Designer
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    David is a video, music and sound designer for theatre, dance, opera, installation, and film. Theatre credits include: composer and sound designer for Scenes from the Climate Era, sound designer for Into the Woods, video designer for Blue, co-sound designer for Packer and Sons (Belvoir); video designer for Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr […]

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  • Dom Mercer
    Associate Director & Dramaturg
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    Dom Mercer (he/him) is a director and dramaturg, and currently the Head of New Work at Belvoir. Recent Belvoir dramaturgy credits include: Blue, At What Cost and Looking for Alibrandi and he has worked closely across Belvoir’s new work over the past few years. Recent directing credits include: A Practical Guide to Self Defence (National […]

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  • Steph Storr
    Stage Manager
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    Stephanie is a proud Biripi woman from Newcastle, New South Wales living and working on Gadigal land. Stephanie has worked in all aspects of Stage Management across dance, theatre, film, corporate events and live performance, with a strong focus on Indigenous storytelling. Stephanie started her career as the Indigenous Production Trainee at Bangarra Dance theatre […]

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