My Brilliant

Written by Miles Franklin
Adapted by Kendall Feaver
Directed by Kate Champion

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 5 December 2020 – 31 January 2021

****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


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



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


Production images by Brett Boardman
  • 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.

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