Belvoir presents Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta production.

The Pollard family’s world is flipped on its head when illness breaches their sanctuary. Based on the novella by acclaimed Adelaide author Peter Goldsworthy, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam is a powerful reminder of what we do for those we love.

This one played at Parramatta and had them weeping in the aisles. It’s a detailed, humane depiction of the universe that can exist in a small family – which makes it a perfect show for Belvoir. – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director

★★★★ ½ – The Sydney Morning Herald
This is stunning theatre” – Sydney Arts Guide


Valerie Bader
Gareth Davies

Emma Jackson
Mark Lee
Liam Nunan
Grace Truman


Set & Costume Designer Emma Vine
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lambert & Sean Peter
Assistant Director Erin Taylor

Performance Times

6 February – 8 March 2020
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7.30pm, 6 February

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 7 February

Audio Described Performance
2pm, 15 February

Post Show Q&A
18 February, directly following the performance

11.30am, 20 February

Schools Performance
11.30am. 26 February

Thursday Matinees
1pm, 13 February
1pm, 5 March


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Running Times and Content Warnings

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 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.