*** 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. For what to do with your tickets, whether you want to hold on to them for the new dates, or alternatively opt for a credit, donation or refund, click here. ***

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 rising 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


Jason Chong
Tom Conroy
Emma Harvie
Nikki Shiels
Guy Simon

Helen Thomson


Set and Costume Designer Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Composer Chrysoulla Markoulli
Sound Designer Steve Francis
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Ayah Tayeh

Performance Times

New dates coming soon.


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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.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

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.