THE MASTER
& MARGARITA

  • 11 Nov – 17 Dec 23 Upstairs Theatre
  • 2 hours 50 minutes (incl. 20 minute interval)
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THE MASTER
& MARGARITA

Adapted and directed by Eamon Flack
From the book by Mikhail Bulgakov

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 11 Nov – 17 Dec 23
  • Duration 2 hours 50 minutes (incl. 20 minute interval)
  • Content warning

    The Master & Margarita includes full nudity – and we do mean full!  The production references suicide, uses strong language and contains adult themes.

    This production also includes loud noises, herbal cigarettes, strobe lighting and haze.

    Should you wish to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings, recommended age guidelines or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

  • Supported by
    • Creative Development Fund

Magic, mayhem, and a book that can’t be burnt – a classic of literature lets fly at Belvoir.

An actor enters with a battered copy of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, and begins to read aloud from the opening chapter…

We’re in a city run by fools and mediocrities. Elites protect their power, thinkers squabble over trivia, everyone is consumed by greed and materialism. And sitting on a park bench in this city is the Devil himself. Why is he here?

The story that follows is wild, joyful and magnificent. The tale unfurls from ancient Galilee to Stalin’s Moscow, via a giant talking cat, a mad novelist, a ruthless officer of the secret police… At its centre is Margarita, who has to become a witch in order to save a lost manuscript – and us all.

Written in secret in the gloom of repression, passed around under the nose of the state police, The Master and Margarita became a legend long before it was published. Now it is a phenomenon of world literature, celebrated for its insistence that love and imagination* will always triumph over those who want to shut us down.

In the darkest days of the first lockdown we gathered a group of actors and read aloud from this book. Magic happened. Bulgakov was first and foremost a playwright. Banned from the theatre, he let his theatrical imagination run riot in a secret novel. We’re turning it back into theatre, and we can’t wait to show it to you. – Eamon.

*And perhaps public nudity ; )

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PRICES

  • Full Price (Adult)^ $72 – $98
  • Mates Rates (Adult)^ $67 – $83
  • Senior* $62 – $88
  • Concession $52 – $78
  • 30-Down# $50 – $70
  • Previews $54 – $56
  • Student Saver $37 – $57

~ 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

  • Eamon Flack
    Adaptor & Director
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    Eamon Flack is the Artistic Director of Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney. He is a director, writer, dramaturg and script developer for stage and screen.  Eamon was born in Singapore and grew up in Singapore, Darwin, Cootamundra and Brisbane. He has a BA (English and History) from the University of Queensland, and trained as an actor […]

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  • Mikhail Bulgakov
    Original Author
  • Cast

  • Paula Arundell
    WOLAND/ENSEMBLE
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    Theatre: Belvoir; Sami In Paradise, Atlantis, Mr Burns, Mother Courage, Angels in America, Peter Pan, Gethsemane, Scorched, Snuggle Pot and Cuddlepie, Paul, Peribanez, The Three Penny Opera, Michael Cassel Group; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sydney Theatre Company; Top Girls, The Bleeding Tree, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Disgraced, Suddenly Last Summer, Macbeth, Under Milk […]

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

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  • Tom Conroy
    IVAN/MATTHEW LEVI/ENSEMBLE
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    For Belvoir, Tom’s credits include The Master & Margarita, Tell Me I’m Here, My Brilliant Career, Ghosts, Jasper Jones, Mortido, Mother Courage and Her Children, and Small and Tired. Tom’s other theatre credits include 1984, Hay Fever, Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company); The Mousetrap (John Frost/Crossroads Live national tour); The Wider Earth (Queensland Theatre Company/Sydney Festival and 2022 Tour); Cock (Melbourne Theatre Company/La Boite); Romeo and Juliet (State Theatre Company […]

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  • Gary Daley
    Musician
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    Gary Daley is a highly respected Australian composer, pianist, accordionist and teacher from Springwood in NSW. Best known as a musician playing in some of the elite bands of Australian jazz; most notably, The catholics. He leads the quartet, Bungarribee, which features his own compositions along with interpretations from the classical repertoire.  Gary’s projects have received […]

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  • Gareth Davies
    AZZAZELO/ENSEMBLE
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    Belvoir: The Rover, Peter Pan, As You Like It, The Government Inspector (with Malthouse Theatre), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Seagull, And They Called Him Mr Glamour, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sydney Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Ernest, Home, I’m Darling, The Torrents, How to Rule the World, Saint Joan. Melbourne Theatre Company: Hay Fever, The Cherry Orchard. Queensland Theatre: Bernhardt/hamlet. Griffin […]

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  • Amber McMahon
    KOROVYEV/ENSEMBLE
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    Amber trained at Flinders University Drama Centre, the Stella Adler Company and SITI Company in New York. Best known for her work in theatre, Amber boasts an extensive list of credits. Belvoir credits include; Stop Girl, Dance Nation, Bliss, Atlantis, Twelfth Night, Angels in America, and The Power of Yes. Other selected theatre credits include; […]

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  • Josh Price
    BEHEMOTH/ENSEMBLE
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    Josh graduated from VCA in Acting in 2008 and quickly established himself in Melbourne theatre regularly performing for MTC, Malthouse and Chunky Move. Since moving to Sydney he has performed in A Streetcar Named Desire (Red Line/Old Fitz), Let The Right One In (Darlinghurst) The Cherry Orchard (Belvoir), Titus Andronicus (Bell Shakespeare) and Going Down […]

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  • Matilda Ridgway
    NARRATOR/ENSEMBLE
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    Matilda is an award winning actor, theatre maker and arts educator. She is a proud member of MEAA. Matilda’s credits at Belvoir include Rep Season (2022), Artists at Work (2020), and Jasper Jones (2016). Her other theatre credits include Just Macbeth!, Hamlet, Henry IV, and The Players (Bell Shakespeare); The Norman Conquests Trilogy, Proof, Seminar, […]

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  • Anna Samson
    MARGARITA/ENSEMBLE
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    A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Anna has gone on to perform extensively in theatre, film and television. Her theatre credits include Bliss for Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre and Opening Night (Understudy for Leanna Walsman) for Belvoir; Skylight, Birdland, The Sublime and The Heretic for Melbourne Theatre Company; Pompeii L.A at Malthouse […]

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  • Mark Leonard Winter
    THE MASTER/ENSEMBLE
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    Mark is a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts. Mark starred in the 2012 production of Thyestes at Belvoir, which he co-wrote. Other selected theatre credits as an actor include: Miss Julie and Birdland (Melbourne Theatre Company); Three Sisters, King Lear, Chimerica, Suddenly Last Summer and The Effect (Sydney Theatre Company).Mark’s feature film […]

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  • Jana Zvedeniuk
    YELENA/ENSEMBLE
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    Recent theatre credits include Tell Me I’m Here at Belvoir St Theatre, directed by Leticia Cáceres, and the Australian premiere of Yentl at Arts Centre Melbourne, for which Jana won the 2023 Greenroom Award for Best Performance in the role of Yentl. Accoladed five stars by Time Out and Spectator, reviews described: “Jana Zvedeniuk is […]

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  • Creatives

  • Tom Wright
    Dramaturg
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    Tom has written a number of award-winning plays and adaptations, including The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The War of the Roses, The Lost Echo, Lorilei, Medea, Babes in the Wood, Baal, Optimism, On the Misconception of Oedipus, […]

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  • Romanie Harper
    Objects & Costume Designer
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    Romanie Is a set and costume designer based in Melbourne. Her recent design credits include The Cherry Orchard, Packer and Sons (Belvoir Street Theatre), Sunshine Super Girl (Sydney Festival and Performing Lines), Runt (fortyfive downstairs), What Am I Supposed to Do? and Equinox (Deep Souful Sweats), Australian Realness, Trustees, Good Muslim Boy, Little Emperors and […]

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  • Nick Schlieper
    Space & Lighting Designer
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    Nick Schlieper has designed for all of the major performing arts companies in Australia, and works regularly in Europe and the USA. He is one of Australia’s most highly awarded designers having received seven Sydney Critics Awards (two for set design and 5 for lighting design), six Melbourne Green Room Awards, the inaugural 2013 Australian […]

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  • Stefan Gregory
    Sound Designer & Composer
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    Stefan Gregory is an Australian composer and sound designer for theatre, dance and film. His recent productions include: Medea (Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY), Yerma (The Young Vic, London), Medea, Ibsen Huis, Husbands And Wives (Toneelgroep Amsterdam), Drei Schwestern, Engel In Amerika, Medea (Theatre Basel), Trilogie de Vengeance, Les Trois Soeurs (L’Odeon, Paris), Avalanche (Barbican, […]

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  • Jess Dunn
    Associate Sound Designer
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    Jessica is a composer, sound designer, and performing musician. Recent theatre credits include: as sound designer for On The Beach (STC); as composer for Beetle, The Lovers (Legs on the Wall); as composer and sound designer for CAMP (Siren Theatre Co.), Chalkface (Sydney Theatre Company/State Theatre SA), Is There Something Wrong With That Lady?, Photograph 51 (Ensemble Theatre) Blaque Showgirls, A is for Apple (Griffin), Trestle (Legs on the Wall), and The Mares (Tasmanian […]

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  • Hamed Sadeghi
    Associate Composer
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    Born 1983 in Iran, Hamed Sadeghi is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. He studied Persian classical music in Tehran and master of sound engineering in Malaysia before he moves to Australia in 2013. His recent professional highlights in theatre, dance and film include Sami in Paradise Belvoir 2018, Stop Girl Belvoir 2021, […]

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  • Elle Evangelista
    Choreographer
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    Elle Evangelista loves dancing. Her BELVOIR choreography credits include The Cherry Orchard, The Boomkak Panto, The Rep Season and A Midnight Summer’s Dream with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Her other theatre choreography credits include Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare), A Very Expensive Poison (NIDA) and How To Catch A Star (Australian Chamber Orchestra). As a dancer […]

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  • Chloë Dallimore
    Intimacy Director
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    Chloë is internationally trained and accredited as an Intimacy Coordinator by Ita O’Brien of Intimacy on Set (UK).  She is currently working on “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” starring Sigourney Weaver, the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill”, as well as productions for Netflix, Warner Bros, Fremantle, Ch9 and Ch10.  Recent credits include Netflix’s “Pieces […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Fight/Movement Director
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    Nigel is an award-winning movement director, fight and intimacy coordinator, SAG-AFTRA/MEAA stunt performer and actor, with over 25 years of professional experience. Selected theatre credits include: for Belvoir St Theatre, The Master and Margarita, Miss Peony, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Stop Girl, Blessed Union, At What Cost?, The Jungle and […]

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  • Tim Dashwood
    Fight/Movement Associate
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    Belvoir: The Life of Galileo. Other Theatre: Sydney Theatre Company:Julius Caesar, Death of a Salesman, No Pay? No Way!, Lord of the Flies. Opera Australia: Whiteley, West Side Story on Sydney Harbour, Krol Roger, Faust. shake & stir theatre co.: Fantastic Mr Fox, Jane Eyre, George’s Marvellous Medicine. New Theatre: The Removalists. Outhouse Theatre Co: […]

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  • Emma Maye Gibson
    Performance Guide
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    Emma Maye Gibson (AKA Betty Grumble) is a Warrane/Sydney based performance artist. Largely through the avatar/war mask/love letter/critter of Grumble she engages her body as a hopeful and medicinal site for catharsis and pleasure. Often moving in a genre smash of ritual theatre, autobiography, cabaret, performance art and multi-media, she is a proud ecosexual and believes in art as an action of her spirituality. […]

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  • Laura Farrell
    Voice Coach
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    Laura Farrell (she/her) is a Voice and Dialect Coach living and working on Gadigal land. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Voice from NIDA; a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from the Victorian College of the Arts; and a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Victorian College of the Arts. A current lecturer […]

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  • Adam Mada
    Magic and Illusions Design (Magic Inc)
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    Adam Mada is a magician and magic / illusion / special effects consultant, designer and director for theatre, film, literature and live events. Adam is currently the head of magic for the N.I.D.A, Australia’s Got Talent and The Metaverse Of Magic. Theatre consultancy and illusion design credits include; The Metaverse Of Magic – (Jones Theatrical),  The […]

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  • Harry Milas
    Magic and Illusions Associate (Magic Inc)
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    Harry Milas is Australia’s leading sleight of hand specialist, based in Sydney. He has designed impossible stage illusions with theatre companies around Australia and he has been featured in the Guardian, Telegraph and enjoyed many TV appearances. He currently performs his award winning close up a show in a residency at the South-East pylon of the […]

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  • Luke McGettigan
    Stage Manager
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    Luke is Belvoir’s Resident Stage Manager. For Belvoir, he has stage managed The Jungle and the Sea, Tell Me I’m Here, Opening Night, The Boomkak Panto, Stop Girl, My Brilliant Career, A Room of One’s Own, Packer & Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Counting and Cracking, The Dance of Death, A Taste of […]

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  • Madelaine Osborn
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Madelaine is a theatremaker living and working on Gadigal and Wiradjuri land. In 2015 she graduated from Charles Sturt University’s B. Communication: Theatre/Media course with Distinction and was the 2015 recipient of the Blair Milan Memorial Scholarship.   Madelaine’s Stage Management credits include Jailbaby by Suzie Miller (Griffin Theatre Company, dir. Andrea James 2023),  Air […]

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  • Grace Sackman
    NIDA Stage Management Secondment

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