****Belvoir has been granted an exemption under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 5) 2020 under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) to increase our audiences for My Brilliant Career up to 75% capacity (250 audience members). Performances are not socially-distanced and you may be seated next to other patrons, if you have any concerns please contact our box office. The Thursday and Saturday matinee audiences will be kept at 50% capacity. Masks are mandatory for all guests.

Belvoir will continue to follow the NSW Government’s COVID-19 advice and requirements to keep you safe.****

Australia, on the cusp of a new century. Sybylla Melvyn has grown up beyond the black stump, but she is determined to get away and make her own spectacular mark on the world. But if that’s to happen, she must first surmount collapsing family fortunes, a world hardwired against headstrong women, and the insistent nagging of love.

One of our great tales of emancipation and identity, fashioned in a new adaptation by award-winning Australian playwright Kendall Feaver, with the irrepressible Nikki Shiels as Sybylla.

Dark, funny, and roughly a century ahead of her time, Sybylla’s voice is one that demands to be heard – a guttural cry of rage against the inequities set at birth. – Kendall Feaver

Supported by the Chair’s Circle


Blazey Best
Jason Chong
Tom Conroy
Emma Harvie
Tracy Mann
Nikki Shiels
Guy Simon


Set and Costume Designer Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Composer Chrysoulla Markoulli
Sound Designer Steve Francis
Fight & Movement Director Nigel Poulton
Assistant Director Hannah Goodwin
Dialect Coach Jennifer White
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Ayah Tayeh


Performance Times

5 December – 31 January
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7:30pm, 5 December
6:30pm, 6 December
7:30pm, 8 December
7:30pm, 9 December

Opening Night (invitation only)
7:30pm, 10 December

Post-show Q&A
15 December, directly following the performance

Out of Schedule Performances
Wednesday 30 December 1:00pm
Thursday 31 December 6:00pm

Audio Described Performance
Saturday, 23 January 2pm

Matinee Performances
Thursday 17 December, 1:00pm
Saturday 19 December 2:00pm
Wednesday 30 December 1:00pm
Saturday 2 January 2:00pm
Thursday 7 January 1:00pm
Saturday 9 January 2:00pm
Thursday 14 January 1:00pm
Saturday 16 January 7:30pm
Thursday 21 January 1:00pm
Saturday 23 January 2:00pm
Thursday 28 January 1:00pm
Saturday 30 January 2:00pm


Centre Left/Right
Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee Weekday Evenings
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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.



★★★★½ Kendall Feaver’s adaptation of My Brilliant Career is, in a word, brilliant.


★★★★ Sheils’ Sybylla is raw and full of energy.

The AU Review

Bold and declarative and rallying.

The Guardian

Nikki Shiels is brilliant in the role — restless, combative and romantic.

The Australian

★★★★ A one-two punch of success, a play that breathes fresh life into the original novel, while also feeling as relevant as ever.

Australian Book Review

Running Time and Content Warnings

Running time is approximately 150mins including interval.

Please be advised this production contains loud noises, strobe lighting, simulated gun shot and haze.

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.