About

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

Content warnings: Adult Themes, Suicide

If Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam raises any concerns for you following the performance, Lifeline offers a 24 hour counselling service and can be reached at 13 11 14. Additional information can be found on their website, www.lifeline.org.au. Other services which may be of assistance include mental health advocacy organisation, Beyond Blue (www.beyondblue.org.au1300 224 636), and youth mental health foundation, Headspace (www.headspace.org.au). You may also consider speaking to a trusted source or engaging your local GP.

Cast

Team

Set & Costume Designer Emma Vine
Lighting & AV Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lambert & Sean Peter
Assistant Director Erin Taylor
Stage Manager Lauren Tulloh
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Verburg

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

Preview
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

Unwaged
11.30am, 20 February

Schools Performance
11.30am. 26 February

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

Prices

Book a subscription to secure tickets to Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam and save up to $418 on general release ticket 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.

Videos

Running Times and Content Warnings

Running time: 80 Minutes (no intermission)

Content warnings: Adult Themes, Suicide

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.