• 17 Aug – 22 Sep 24 Upstairs Theatre


Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens

Directed by Hannah Goodwin

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 17 Aug – 22 Sep 24
  • Content warning

    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.

    Should you wish 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.

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The hit adaptation of the hit book in a brand new, very Belvoir production.

Christopher, fifteen years old, is an extraordinary thinker. He’s exceptional at maths and observes things nobody else sees. Everyday life is a little trickier – he has never ventured alone beyond the end of the street, he detests being touched, and he’s wary of strangers.

Now he’s in the front yard, it’s seven minutes to midnight, and Mrs Shears’ dog is lying dead at his feet, a garden fork in the neck. He’s going to be the chief suspect, isn’t he? So who can solve the mystery? Nobody but Christopher, and what he uncovers takes him on a journey that even he couldn’t have predicted.

This is simply an excellent piece of theatre – part detective story, part family drama, part adventure. It’s funny and captivating, with a few surprises along the way. One of the great joys of Belvoir is finding fabulous theatrical solutions to the demands of a story – so it’s as if Simon Stephens wrote this adventurous adaptation specially for Belvoir St. – Eamon

Sensory access support and resources will be available in advance of and throughout the season

Check back for documents detailing the experience and content advice soon.

Relaxed Performance: 14 September

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Performance Times

Weekly Times

  • tuesday 6:30pm

    Except 20 Aug at 7:30pm

  • wednesday 6:30pm

    Except 21 Aug at 7:30pm

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

    Except 18 Aug at 6:30pm & 22 Sep at 2pm

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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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~ 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.


  • Mark Haddon
    Original Author
  • Simon Stephens
  • Hannah Goodwin
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    Hannah Goodwin (she/her) is a director who lives and works on Gadigal land. She is currently Resident Director at Belvoir Street Theatre. Her work includes Wayside Bride by Alana Valentine (Belvoir), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill (Belvoir), The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (National Theatre of Parramatta, Bondi Feast), A Girl in […]

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  • A cast of 8 including

  • Nicholas Brown
  • Genevieve Lemon
  • Brandon McClelland
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    Brandon graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2012. Brandon’s theatre credits include: Wayside Bride, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, and Packer & Sons, with Belvoir; The Deep Blue Sea, A Cheery Soul, Saint Joan, Three Sisters, The Present (Broadway Season), A Midsummers Night’s Dream, The Golden Age, The Present, Suddenly Last Summer, and […]

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  • Daniel R. Nixon
  • Brigid Zengeni
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    Brigid trained at Drama Centre London and has been a professional actor for 25 years. Her professional work spans television, theatre, radio and film. She has worked extensively in theatres such as The National and The RSC to The Lincoln Centre in New York. Brigid was last seen in Blithe Spirit at Sydney Theatre Company. […]

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  • Creatives

  • Zoë Atkinson
    Set and Costume Designer
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    Zoë Atkinson studied Scenography at The Prague Academy of The Performing Arts, The International Institute of Figurative Theatre (Czech Republic), and at the Institute International de la Marionette in France, under Josef Svoboda. Since returning to Australia in 1997 she has designed for theatre, dance, puppetry, opera and museums. Most recent works include Cloudstreet and […]

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  • Kelsey Lee
    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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  • Alyx Dennison
    Sound Designer and Composer
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    Alyx Dennison is a singer, composer and sound designer living and working on Gadigal Land. She is a fierce advocate for equality in education and the arts, with a particular interest in work which illuminates (and works to dissolve) systems of class, power and hierarchy. She cut her teeth on experimental pop duo kyü, who toured […]

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    Recommended for Years 7 – 12

    Curriculum Links

    Stage 4
    • Appreciating
      (Outcomes 4.3.1, 4.3.2)
    Stage 5
    • Appreciating
      (Outcomes 5.3.1, 5.3.2)
    Stage 6
    • Element of Production in Performance 
    • Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles
    • Individual Project: Performance
    Stage 4
    • Viewing, Responding
      (Drama text) 
    Stage 5
    • Viewing, Responding
      (Drama text)
    Stage 6 (Standard)
    • Close Study of Literature (Module B)

    Schools Performances

    All schools performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.
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    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 Manager Stevie Bryant
    +61 (2) 8396 6241

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