*** Given the unfolding COVID-19 crisis in Australia, Belvoir has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our final show of the year, Summerfolk, and move My Brilliant Career into the final slot of 2020. If you hold tickets for the original season of My Brilliant Career, you will have received an email from us letting you know what to do next. if you did not receive an email, please get in touch at [email protected]  ***

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



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
+ 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.

Running Time and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Please be advised this production contains loud noises, 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.