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***We have moved our season of Cursed to new dates: 24 Oct – 29 Nov. If you hold tickets for the original season of Cursed!, you will have received an email from us letting you know what to do next. if you did not receive an email, please get in touch at [email protected]  ***

Introducing a hilarious new voice, Kodie Bedford, our 2018 Balnaves Fellow.

Bernadette hasn’t been home to Geraldton for a while. Her siblings are mad as cut snakes, the oldies are worse – even a simple conversation ends up a cyclone of screaming. But Nan’s leaving the world, and this mixed-up family returns to the roost; a brother living a big lie, a daughter swimming in little lies, and a mum who can’t tell the truth to save herself. Are they cursed? Or can they change the way they see themselves, and how the world sees them?

Most people inherit money from their families. I inherited crazy. I thought it was a curse. But now I can make money by writing about it. – Kodie Bedford

Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation

Cast

Valerie Bader
Chenoa Deemal

Sacha Horler
Bjorn Stewart
Alex Stylianou
Shirong Wu
Blazey Best

Team

Set Designer Stephen Curtis
Costume Designer Chloe Greaves
Lighting Designer Chloe Ogilvie
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis
Assistant Director Dalara Williams
Assistant Costume Designer Keerthi Subramanyam 
Associate Lighting Designer Veronique Benett
Stage Manager Natalie Moir
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Verburg

 

Performance Times

24 October – 29 November
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Previews
7.30pm, 24 October
6.30pm, 25 October
7.30pm, 27 October
7:30pm, 28 October

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 29 October

Post-show Q&A
10 November, directly following the performance

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 12 November
1pm, 19 November
1pm, 26 November

Prices

Centre Left/Right
Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee
Full Price (adult)^ From $83 From $89 From $73 From $78 From $84 From $68
Mates Rates (Adult) From $73 From $79 From $63 From $73 From $79 From $63
Senior* From $73 From $79 From $63 From $68 From $74 From $58
Concession† From $63 From $69 From $53 From $58 From $64 From $48
30-Down# From $61 From $51 From $58 From $46
Previews From $56 From $56 From $51 From $51
Student Saver# From $48 From $38 From $43 From $33

~ 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.

To claim any concessions you must provide proof.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

*Based on weekend evening general release ticket price.

Reviews

★★★★ It has a salt to be savoured, one-liners to kill, and a big-hearted story that sings true.

Limelight

A full-body comedy experience… Cursed! is a play of outrageous wit and deep thought

The Conversation

Laugh-out-loud hilarious – and sometimes sublimely black

The Sydney Morning Herald

If anyone’s handing out acting gongs this wacky year, Sacha Horler’s almost over-the-edge Dawn is an extraordinary piece of “most lamentable comedy”, as the Bard once put it. He also said, “If this be madness, yet there is method in it”. I think Kodie Bedford may have had that in mind.

Aboriginal Art Directory

Running Times and Content Warnings

Cursed! has a running time of approximately 150 minutes with interval.

Content warnings: strong language, discussions of mental health, racial injustice, and racial slurring, sexual references and the use of herbal cigarettes and haze.

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.