Recommended for ages 14+

Greta Driscoll is on the cusp of her 15th birthday and grappling with first kisses, a new town and cliques at school. Then there’s her parents, who want to throw her a birthday party. How awkward.

In recent years we’ve come to know and love Matthew Whittet’s distinctive voice (Seventeen, Cinderella, Old Man). Now, from its season at the Adelaide Festival and the film version’s triumphant tour of the world, we present his hit collaboration with Windmill’s Director Rosemary Myers – a play about being lost in the jungle of teenagerdom and coming out the other side. Brace yourself for an explosion of hormones, imagination run wild, and the kind of 1970s design that would make Wes Anderson squeal with delight.

Part fable and part lipstick-smeared vigilante escapade, this is a girl’s own adventure. Heroism and gender implode in a gaudy and gawky rite-of-passage story like you’ve never seen. Or have chosen to forget.

Don’t think you’re too old for this happy mayhem. Fifteen never dies.

Special Family Performance Times!

Warning: This production contains strobe lighting, sexual themes and mild coarse language. 

A Windmill Theatre production

The Belvoir Bumper Bar

To celebrate Girl Asleep, Belvoir are transforming their Downstairs Theatre into a 1970s-themed pinball arcade, complete with retro pinball machines, arcade games, beanbags and an original Nintendo console. For $10 you get unlimited play, with the proceeds going to Belvoir’s Arts Access Program, which gives free theatre tickets to students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Hours Tue to Fri 5.30pm–10.30pm, Sat 1.30pm–10.30pm, Sun 3pm–8pm

Please note on Christmas Eve the Bumper Bar will be open from 1.30pm to 4pm.

More information about the Belvoir Bumper Bar can be found here.


Ruby Burke
Sheridan Harbridge
Amber McMahon
Martha Morgan

Ellen Steele
Matthew Whittet
Dylan Young


By Matthew Whittet
Director Rosemary Myers
Set & Costume Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer Richard Vabre
Original Soundtrack Luke Smiles – motion laboratories
Additional Original Music Harry Covill
Movement Gabrielle Nankivell
Movement Re-rehearsal Carlee Mellow
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Assistant Stage Manager Alex Hayley

Performance Times

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5pm

Previews (bookable)
8pm, 2 December
8pm, 3 December

Opening Night (invitation only)
6.30pm, 4 December
(note earlier time for Opening Night)

Sunday Forum
3pm, 18 December

Unwaged performance
2pm, 22 December

Running Time
Approx 1 hour, 15 minutes


Belvoir’s ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted either up or down without notice. This can apply to a small number of tickets in response to demand for a specific performance date or time.

Prices listed on the Ticket Prices page account for the majority of tickets but please contact Box Office for current prices on all tickets available. Full ticket terms and conditions are also available on the same page.

Some of our productions at Belvoir may contain strong language, smoking, nudity, violence, strobe lighting, haze or other things you may find confronting or uncomfortable. If you are concerned about any of these please ask our Box Office staff about content when booking.




A love letter to the freedom of the stage…highly imaginative.

Cassie Tongue | Time Out

A wonderful treat for any young teens in your life (or just your inner teen).

Ben Neutze | Daily Review

Witty and arresting production with universal appeal.

Jason Blake | The Sydney Morning Herald