• 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
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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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  • 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
  • Roy Joseph

    Roy Joseph is best known for his work as Harry, one of the lead roles in popular Paramount Plus television series, Five Bedrooms. He has appeared in the series across all four seasons. Roy was most recently seen in the Binge Original, Strife, alongside Asher Keddie. He was also seen in ABC’s Back in Very […]

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  • Tracy Mann
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    Belvoir: My Brilliant Career, Reuben Guthrie (original production), The Malevolence.Other theatre: Sydney Theatre Company: Blythe Spirit, Home, I’m Darling, Noises Off, Embers,The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Two Weeks with the Queen, The Removalists. Seymour Centre:Made to Measure, Inside Out. Ensemble: Relatively Speaking, At Any Cost, The Heidi Chronicles.Force Majeure: Never Did Me Any Harm. MTC: […]

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  • 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

    Daniel is most notably known for originating the title role of “Drizzle Boy” in QueenslandTheatre Company’s premiere production of Drizzle Boy, a role which he will revisit for anational tour in 2024.Credits during study include “Willy”/”Harry” (Understudy) in Flora: The Red Menace,“Tommy”/Ensemble in A Chorus Line, “Miss Turnstiles MC”/ Ensemble in On The Town andwas […]

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  • Matilda Ridgway
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    Matilda is an award-winning actor, director, theatre maker and arts educator. She is a proud memberof MEAA. Matilda’s credits at Belvoir include Master and Margarita (2023), Rep Season (2022), Artists atWork (2020), and Jasper Jones (2016). Her other theatre credits include Notre Dame (BrandenburgOrchestra); Just Romeo and Juliet!, Just Macbeth!, Hamlet, Henry IV, and The […]

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  • Ariadne Sgouros
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    Ariadne Sgouros graduated from NIDA in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.Most recently Ariadne has been on stage in Belvoir’s production of Scenes from the Climate Era,Never Closer (Belvoir 25a) and in Shitty (Belvoir 25a).During her time at NIDA, Ariadne performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Eurydike and Orpheus,and The Show That […]

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  • 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
    Composer and Sound Designer
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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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  • Elle Evangelista
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    Elle Evangelista loves dancing. Her BELVOIR choreography credits include The Cherry Orchard, The Boomkak Panto, The Rep Season and A Midnight Summer’s Dream with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Her other theatre choreography credits include Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare), A Very Expensive Poison (NIDA) and How To Catch A Star (Australian Chamber Orchestra). As a dancer […]

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  • Tim Dashwood
    Movement Director
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    Belvoir: The Life of Galileo. Other Theatre: Sydney Theatre Company:Julius Caesar, Death of a Salesman, No Pay? No Way!, Lord of the Flies. Opera Australia: Whiteley, West Side Story on Sydney Harbour, Krol Roger, Faust. shake & stir theatre co.: Fantastic Mr Fox, Jane Eyre, George’s Marvellous Medicine. New Theatre: The Removalists. Outhouse Theatre Co: […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Movement Director
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    Nigel is an award-winning movement director, fight and intimacy coordinator, SAG-AFTRA/MEAA stunt performer and actor, with over 25 years of professional experience. Selected theatre credits include: for Belvoir St Theatre, Holding the Man, The Master and Margarita, Miss Peony, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Stop Girl, Blessed Union, At What Cost?, […]

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  • Alice Osborne
    Puppetry Director
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    ALICE OSBORNE is a theatre maker, director and puppeteer. For Belvoir, she was Puppetry Director for RUBY’S WISH. For Sydney Opera House, she co-wrote and directed WHAT THE OCEAN SAID and multiple productions for the Creative Leadership in Learning program. Alice was Puppetry and Movement Director for the Australian production of WAR HORSE (National Theatre […]

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  • Laura Farrell
    Vocal Coach
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    Laura Farrell (she/her) is a Voice and Dialect Coach living and working on Gadigal land. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Voice from NIDA; a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from the Victorian College of the Arts; and a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Victorian College of the Arts. A current lecturer […]

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  • Margaret Thanos
    Assistant Director
  • Luke McGettigan
    Stage Manager
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    Luke is Belvoir’s Resident Stage Manager. For Belvoir, he has stage managed Holding the Man, Master and Margarita, The Weekend, Scenes from the Climate Era, Blessed Union, The Jungle and the Sea, Tell Me I’m Here, Opening Night, The Boomkak Panto, Stop Girl, My Brilliant Career, A Room of One’s Own, Packer & Sons, Things […]

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  • Zoe Davies
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Sarah Carroll
    Access Coordinator

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    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)

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