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LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

LIGHT SHINING IN
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

  • 7 Apr – 28 May 22 Upstairs Theatre
  • 2 hours (no interval)

LIGHT SHINING IN
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
REP SEASON With WAYSIDE BRIDE  

By Caryl Churchill
Co-directed by Hannah Goodwin and Eamon Flack

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 7 Apr – 28 May 22
  • Duration 2 hours (no interval)
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  • Content warning

    Light Shining in Buckinghamshire includes loud noises, violence and uses strobe lighting.

    Should you wish 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.

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Faith. Resistance. Revolution. And what comes after.

Social upheaval. Dreams, and defeat. And the power of language in the mouths of those that saw the light.

Caryl Churchill’s 1976 classic Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, set during the English Civil War, tells of the ordinary people who went into battle for the soul of the nation. Incendiary, pulsing with ideas and poetically-heightened speech, it speaks of the revolution that never happened, and some ghosts it left behind.

Way back in ancient times (2020) when the theatres were first closed, we brought some actors into the building to simply read plays. This one shone like a searchlight – it’s a brilliant piece of writing, and it’s brilliant in its vision too. If you think our stages could do with more ideas and ambition, come and spend a night with this visionary, illuminating play. And see Wayside Bride too – the experience of seeing them on the same set will make both plays all the more haunting and rich. We couldn’t do them in 2021 – but this pair has been marinating nicely. – Eamon

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Performance Times

Weekly Times

  • tuesday 6:30pm

    Except 12 April at 7:30pm

  • wednesday 6:30pm
  • thursday 1pm & 7:30pm
  • friday 7:30pm
  • saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
  • sunday 5pm

PRICES

  • Full Price (Adult)^ $70 – $91
  • Mates Rates (Adult)^ $65 – $81
  • Senior* $60 – $81
  • Concession $50 – $71
  • 30-Down# $48 – $63
  • Previews $52 – $57
  • Student Saver $35 – $50

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With a 3-play subscription package starting from $128* plus a range of ticket types and concessions, there is a package to suit everyone!

*30-Down mid-week matinee

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~ 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.

TEAM

  • Caryl Churchill
    Writer
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    Stage plays include: OWNERS(Royal Court Upstairs, London); OBJECTIONS TO SEX AND VIOLENCE(Royal Court); LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE(Joint Stock UK tour, Royal Court Upstairs); VINEGAR TOM(Monstrous Regiment, UK tour); TRAPS(Royal Court Upstairs), CLOUD NINE(Joint Stock UK tour, Royal Court); THREE MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS(Soho Poly and Royal Court Upstairs); TOP GIRLS(Royal Court); FEN(Joint Stock UK tour, Almeida […]

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  • Eamon Flack
    Director
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    Belvoir’s Artistic Director. Eamon Flack finished his BA at the University of Queensland in 2000 and trained as an actor at WAAPA from 2001 to 2003. He has since worked as a director, writer, actor and dramaturg around Australia and internationally, from Milikapiti on the Tiwi Islands to London. For Belvoir, Eamon’s directing credits include […]

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  • Hannah Goodwin
    Director
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    Hannah Goodwin is a director and dramaturg who lives and works on Gadigal land. Hannah’s work includes The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (Bondi Feast, Adelaide Fringe and National Theatre of Parramatta), A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) by Lulu Raczka (Kings Cross Theatre), and The Carousel by Pippa Ellams (Shopfront […]

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  • Cast

  • Arkia Ashraf
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    Arkia is a 2020 graduate of the Actors Centre Australia. Since graduating, his theatre credits include: You’re Not Special (RogueProjects/KXTBakehouse), Christmas-19 (Loose End Productions), Experiments in Theatre and Cinema (Riverside Theatres), Smoke and Glass (KXT/Montague Basement Development). His credits at the Actors Centre include: Twelfth Night(dir. Adam Cook), The Rover (dir. Claudia Barrie), Our Country’s Good (dir. […]

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  • Marco Chiappi
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    Marco is a very accomplished theatre performer with many credits to his name across Australia.Previous Belvoir Theatre credits include Bliss (a Belvoir co-production with Malthouse). Other theatre credits include The Father; His Girl Friday; Grapes of Wrath; Macbeth; The Rover; Dealer’s Choice; A Doll’s House; Closer; Death of a Salesman; Duchess of Malfi; Tempest (for […]

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  • Rashidi Edward
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    Rashidi trained at the Adelaide College of the Arts. Most recently he performed in the State Theatre Company South Australia’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, a season that also included the Sydney Festival and Queensland Theatre. Other productions with the company include Hibernation, A Doll’s House, Macbeth, Sense & Sensibility, In The Club. Additionally, he […]

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  • Emily Goddard
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    Emily Goddard graduated from Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris in 2010, supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Empire Theatres Bursary. Recent theatre credits include Wayside Bride and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Belvoir St), Australian Realness (Malthouse), Noises Off, The Boy at The Edge of Everything & Elling (Melbourne Theatre Company), Angels in America & The Lonely Wolf (Dirty Pretty Theatre), Lamb, You Got Older & Glory Dazed (Red Stitch), Hamlet (ASC), Inner Voices (Red Line/Old Fitz), Mess (The […]

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  • Sandy Greenwood
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    Sandy is a First Nations Actor, Writer and Arts Educator from the Dunghutti, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung tribes of Australia. She has a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology and has trained at Atlantic Acting School in New York City, and The Groundlings in Los Angeles.   Sandy has performed with a […]

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  • Rebecca Massey
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    Rebecca Massey is considered one of Australia’s most versatile and accomplished film, television and theatre actresses. She’s been nominated and won numerous awards including a Green Room Award for Best Actress, and two Helpmann nominations. Rebecca has appeared in starring roles for flagship theatre companies all over Australia. Her company Club House Productions produced 44 Sex […]

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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: 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 M.Rock, all with Sydney Theatre Company, Packer & Sons, with Belvoir, Girl […]

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  • Angeline Penrith
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    Angeline is a Wiradjuri and Yuin woman who grew up in the Redfern/Waterloo community.  Making her acting debut at 12 years of age by opening for ABC’s BlackOut, Angeline has gone on to perform in countless film and theatre productions from development to performance.  Her theatre credits include Boori Pryors My Girragundji (Canute Productions), The […]

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  • Understudies/Standbys

  • Ákos Armont
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    Since graduating NIDA, Akos Armont has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. Akos’ theatre credits include Triple X (Queensland Theatre Company/Sydney Theatre Company), Neighbourhood Watch (Melbourne Theatre Company); Romeo and Juliet, Spring Awakening, The Lost Echo (Sydney Theatre Company); Strange Interlude, As You Like It (Belvoir); A Midsummer Nights Dream and Tooth Of Crime […]

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  • Merridy Eastman
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    A NIDA graduate, Merridy’s television career began with a five-year stint on Playschool, followed by roles on everything from Blue Heelers to Rake. She was a regular cast member on award winning series Always Greener and Packed to the Rafters for Channel 7, as well as Back to the Rafters for Amazon Prime.On stage Merridy […]

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  • Abbie-Lee Lewis
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    Abbie-lee Lewis is a Kalkadoon woman who grew  up in Western Australia.  In 2008 she graduated from the Aboriginal Theatre Course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In 2009 she worked with Yirra Yarkkin Theatre Company touring the play called Talk It Up by David Milroy and in 2010 Abbie-lee was accepted into […]

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  • Matilda Ridgway
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    Matilda is an award winning actor, theatre maker and arts educator. Her theatre credits include:  Jasper Jones (Belvoir), Hamlet, Henry 4 and The Players (Bell Shakespeare) The Norman Conquests, Proof, Seminar, My Wonderful Day, Brooklyn Boy and Ruby Sunrise (Ensemble Theatre) Merchant of Venice, The Crucible, Midsummer Nights Dream, A Doll’s House and Much Ado About […]

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  • Christopher Stollery
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    Christopher Stollery is a graduate of NIDA and of AFTRS. He has played Hamlet opposite John Bell, sung with Tim Minchin in a musical (This Blasted Earth 2004), performed with John Cleese at the Sydney Opera House (Just For Laughs, 2012) and toured theatres of Europe with Cate Blanchett (Gross und Klein for Sydney Theatre […]

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  • Contessa Treffone
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    After graduating NIDA in 2012, Contessa has had an extensive career in theatre. Her theatre credits include; TRIPLE X (STC/QT), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (STC), DEEP BLUE SEA (STC), FULLY COMMITTED (Ensemble Theatre), LORD OF THE FLIES (STC), ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE (Redline Productions), HARP IN THE SOUTH: PART ONE & TWO (STC), TOP GIRLS […]

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  • Charles Wu
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    Charles Wu is one of Australia’s most exciting actors of stage and screen. Charles graduated from NIDA in 2014 and is well known for his work on popular series Doctor Doctor. Charles’ other television credits include The Letdown, Here Come the Habibs, and Secret City. He was also seen in feature film Australia Day, and […]

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  • Creatives

  • Ella Butler
    Costume Designer
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    Ella is a set and costume designer for theatre, film and live performance. Her appreciation and love for design is expressed through a belief in the innate memory, rich history and meaning in space, objects and dress.  In a Design role, Ella’s theatre credits include: for Griffin Theatre Company First Love is the Revolution and Wherever She Wanders, […]

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  • Michael Hankin
    Set Designer
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    Michael is a NIDA trained Set and Costume Designer for theatre, dance, opera and film. His credits for Belvoir include Hir, Ghosts, Mark Colvin’s Kidney, The Sugar House, Jasper Jones, My Urrwai, The Great Fire, Ivanov and The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, The Dark Room, A Christmas Carol, Angels in America and The Boomkak Panto. […]

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  • Nell Ferguson
    Costume Design Associate
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    Nell Ferguson is a Sydney based artist, designer and illustrator working across theatre, film, television and print media. With a BFA from the National Art School and a diploma of screen design from AFTRS, Nell has used her training in both art and film making to cultivate a rich visual language in approach to collaborative […]

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  • Keerthi Subramanyam
    Set Design Associate
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    Keerthi is a Sydney based production and costume designer for film and live performance. Keerthi is a National Institute of Dramatic Art, BFA (Design for Performance, 2019) graduate, and a member of the Australian Production Design Guild. In her final year at NIDA, Keerthi worked as a set and costume designer on theatre shows including […]

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  • Damien Cooper
    Lighting Designer
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    Damien designs lighting for Dance, Theatre, Opera and Film.  Designs for Belvoir include Things I Know To Be True, Counting and Cracking, Mark Colvin’s Kidney, The Dog/The Cat, Radiance, The Glass Menagerie, Coranderrk, Miss Julie, Stories I Want to Tell You in Person, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Peter Pan, Private Lives, Conversation Piece, Strange Interlude, […]

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  • Alyx Dennison
    Sound Designer, Composer & Musician
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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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  • Steve Francis
    Sound Design Mentor
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    Steve has worked extensively in theatre, dance and screen. His Belvoir credits includeCursed, My Brilliant Career, Packer & Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Winyanboga Yurringa, Every Brilliant Thing, The Sugar House, The Book of Everything, The Power of Yes, Ruben Guthrie, Baghdad Wedding, and Capricornia. His other theatre credits include The Children, The […]

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  • Marcus Whale
    Musician
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    Marcus Whale lives and works on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. His work across music, performance and writing focuses on the blurry, haunted intersection between desire and religion, often with reference to the poetics of memory and ghostliness. As a musical artist under his own name and with groups Collarbones and BV, his recorded output […]

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  • Elle Evangelista
    Choreographer
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    Elle loves dancing. Elle recently choreographed for Belvoir’s The Cherry Orchard. She was the Youth Company Rehearsal Director for The Last Season by Force Majeure, Sydney Festival 2021. Her performance credits include GIF of Dance by Matt Cornell, FLOCK by Force Majeure, Out of Earshot by KAGE Physical Theatre, Days Like These by Murmuration, the […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Fight Director
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    Nigel is an award-winning fight, movement, and intimacy director, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actor with over 17 years of national and international experience. Stage work includes: Stop Girl, Cursed!, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Counting and Cracking, The Dance of Death, Sami in Paradise, The Sugar House, A Taste of Honey, Scorched(Belvoir); Prize Fighter (Belvoir/La Boite); Hamlet, Much […]

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  • Danielle Roffe
    Vocal Coach
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    Danielle is an international voice and dialect coach, working in theatre film and TV as well as with a range of corporate clients.  She is currently based in Sydney where she lives with her husband, two children and a groodle.  She is drawn to voice as the conduit for hearing people’s stories.  Previous work includes: […]

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  • Abbie-Lee Lewis
    Andrew Cameron Fellow
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    Abbie-lee Lewis is a Kalkadoon woman who grew  up in Western Australia.  In 2008 she graduated from the Aboriginal Theatre Course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In 2009 she worked with Yirra Yarkkin Theatre Company touring the play called Talk It Up by David Milroy and in 2010 Abbie-lee was accepted into […]

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  • Matilda Ridgway
    Assistant Director
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    Matilda is an award winning actor, theatre maker and arts educator. Her theatre credits include:  Jasper Jones (Belvoir), Hamlet, Henry 4 and The Players (Bell Shakespeare) The Norman Conquests, Proof, Seminar, My Wonderful Day, Brooklyn Boy and Ruby Sunrise (Ensemble Theatre) Merchant of Venice, The Crucible, Midsummer Nights Dream, A Doll’s House and Much Ado About […]

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  • Cecilia Nelson
    Stage Manager
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    Cecilia Nelson graduated from NIDA’s BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management) in 2017 after completing a BSc./BA. at The University of Sydney. This year, she was the assistant stage manager Pippin, Australia’s first commercial musical to open after the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, she was half-way through the national tour of Billy Elliot (LWAA) when our […]

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  • Amelia Grindrod
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    A graduate of AFTT, Amelia has previously worked on Secret House’s The Seagull, Troilus & Cressida, Crime & Punishment, Joseph K and Charles & Larry, Redline Production’s King Of Pigs, Dead Fly Production’s The Scarecrow, Bard on the Beach’s 2019 season, New Ghosts’ Iphigenia in Splott and HUSH, Force Majeure’s The Last Season and Magic […]

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  • Alexandra Logiudice
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Alexandra Logiudice (Assistant Stage Manager) graduated from the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television in 2021 with a Diploma in Screen and Media (Theatre Production). Alex has had a love for theatre since she was young and is passionate about the storytelling and creativity that is evoked through theatrical productions. Previously, she has been the […]

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Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman
Production images by Teniola Komolafe

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    Schools Performances are held on Wednesdays throughout the school year at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills. All Schools Performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

    There is no dedicated Schools Performance for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire.

    Schools can attend Thursday 26 May 1PM matinee for $24 per ticket or an evening performance from $45 per student.

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