Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

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Light Shining in
Buckinghamshire

  • 7 October – 14 November 2021 Upstairs Theatre
Archived

Light Shining in
Buckinghamshire
Postponed

by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Eamon Flack and Hannah Goodwin

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 7 October – 14 November 2021
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It’s 1649, and after a bloody civil war, England is a kingdom which has beheaded its king. But what will the brave new world look like? And who gets to decide how it will work? From the corners of the country, self-taught geniuses, inspired souls, mad outsiders, share their ideas – as the new bosses start acting exactly like the old ones.

And just when nothing seems to have changed, those who have lost most come together – maybe they have found the light after all.

Caryl Churchill’s 1977 classic is a deft, sometimes demanding play that becomes a hymn of those who, for a brief moment, catch a glimpse of a brighter world.

Last year, during the time of the theatres being closed (there’s an appropriately seventeenth century phrase), we brought some actors into the building to simply read plays. This one rang as loudly as a cathedral bell – 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 the union of them on the same set will make both plays all the more haunting and rich.
– Eamon Flack

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is presented as part of a repertory season (the same cast, on the same set, in alternating performances of two different plays) alongside Wayside Bride.

PRICES

  • Full Price (Adult)^ $68 – $89
  • Mates Rates (Adult) $63 – $79
  • Senior* $58 – $79
  • Concession $48 – $69
  • 30-Down# $46 – $61
  • Previews $51 – $56
  • Student Saver# $33 – $48

~ 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 grew up in Singapore, Darwin and Brisbane. He 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 […]

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  • Hannah Goodwin
    Director
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    Hannah Goodwin (she/her) is a director who lives and works on Gadigal land. She is currently Resident Director at Belvoir Street Theatre. Her work includes Wayside Bride by Alana Valentine (Belvoir), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill (Belvoir), The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (National Theatre of Parramatta, Bondi Feast), A Girl in […]

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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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  • 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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  • Sacha Horler
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    Sacha is one of Australia’s most loved and respected actors. Her theatre credits for Belvoir include The Sugar House, Peribanez, Blue Murder, The Birthday Party, Hamlet, Svetlana in Slingbacks and Cursed!. Sacha’s other theatre credits include Other Desert Cities (Melbourne Theatre Company); and Mariage Blanc, God of Carnage, The Removalists, The Crucible, Pygmalion, Three Sisters, Far Away, Life After George (Sydney Theatre Company). Recent screen credits include season two of the acclaimed ABC / […]

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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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  • 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 Belvoir Wayside Bride and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, 25A’s Shepherd, […]

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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
    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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  • Damien Cooper
    Lighting Designer
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    Damien designs lighting for Dance, Theatre, Opera and Film.  Designs for Belvoir include Lighting Shining in Buckinghamshire, Wayside Bride, 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, […]

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  • Alyx Dennison
    Sound Designer, Composer and 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Erin Shaw
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • 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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