Stop Girl

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Stop
Girl

  • 20 March – 25 April 2021 Upstairs Theatre
  • 1 Hour 40 Minutes (approx.) No Interval
Archived

Stop
Girl

by Sally Sara
Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 20 March – 25 April 2021
  • Duration 1 Hour 40 Minutes (approx.) No Interval
  • Content warning

    Stop Girl includes loud noises, references to trauma, violence, mental illness and contains some strong language.

    Should you wish 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.

    If Stop Girl raises any concerns for you following the performance, Lifeline offers a 24 hour counselling service and can be reached at 13 11 14. Additional information can be found on their website, www.lifeline.org.au. Other services which may be of assistance include mental health advocacy organisation,  Beyond Blue (www.beyondblue.org.au1300 224 636), and youth mental health foundation, Headspace (www.headspace.org.au). You may also consider speaking to a trusted source or engaging your local GP.

  • Supported by
    • The Group
  • Principal Partner
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A new play about the front lines of normal life.

Suzie’s at the top of her game. She’s devoted the best years of her life to reporting from the dangerous front lines all over the world.

But even the most resilient foreign correspondents need to come home one day. What happened to Australia while she was away? And what happened to her?

A ratbaggy, wise play by a writer who’s seen it all first hand, and has learnt how to ask the pointed questions.
I’m sure everyone’s familiar with Sally from her work at the ABC. She’s lived more than most of us would if we had several lifetimes. And her play is a remarkable debut. It’s about our complicated world, and it’s full of heart.
– Eamon Flack

Stop Girl is the proud recipient of the Blake Beckett Trust Award.

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TEAM

  • Sally Sara
    Writer
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    Deborah was last at Belvoir in Company B’s Greek Tragedy. Other theatre credits include: Wicked Sisters (Griffin), Lady Tabouli (National Theatre Of Parramatta/Sydney Festival), Gods Of Strangers (State Theatre Company South Australia), The God Committee, Heartbreak Kid (Ensemble/tours), The Shearston Shift (Sydney Theatre Company/Australian People’s Theatre/tours), I’m With Her, The Mystery of Love & Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre Company)

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  • Anne-Louise Sarks
    Director
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    Deborah was last at Belvoir in Company B’s Greek Tragedy. Other theatre credits include: Wicked Sisters (Griffin), Lady Tabouli (National Theatre Of Parramatta/Sydney Festival), Gods Of Strangers (State Theatre Company South Australia), The God Committee, Heartbreak Kid (Ensemble/tours), The Shearston Shift (Sydney Theatre Company/Australian People’s Theatre/tours), I’m With Her, The Mystery of Love & Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre Company)

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  • Cast

  • Deborah Galanos
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    For Belvoir, Deborah was seen in Stop Girl, The Boomkak Panto and 25A’s Son of Byblos. Other theatre credits: Greek Tragedy (Belvoir Company B), Wicked Sisters (Griffin), Lady Tabouli (National Theatre Of Parramatta/Sydney Festival), Gods Of Strangers (State Theatre Company South Australia), The God Committee, Heartbreak Kid (Ensemble), I’m With Her, The Mystery of Love & Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Antigone (Sport For Jove), Metamorphoses (Apocalypse/Old Fitz), Unfinished Works, Homesick (Bontom/Seymour/505), Seagull (Secret House), Dropped (The Goods Theatre Company/Old […]

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  • Sheridan Harbridge
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    Sheridan is an actor, playwright, singer and comedienne, graduating from NIDA in 2006. She penned the musical Songs for the Fallen, which won Best Musical and Outstanding Actress at the New York Music Theatre Festival in 2015, and has toured in Sydney and Brisbane Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, and New Zealand major arts festivals. In 2016, she was a […]

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  • Amber McMahon
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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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  • Mansoor Noor
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    Mansoor’s theatre credits include the following:  Belvoir (Downstairs) Beirut Adrenaline; Apocalypse Theatre/KXT Omar & Dawn; Red Line Productions Just Live!, Belleville, Safety Switch; National Theatre of Parramatta The Comedy of Errors; New Theatre Stupid F**king Bird; bAKEHOUSE/KXT Visiting Hours, The Laden Table; Cross Pollinate/KXT Everybody; Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Daisy Moon Was Born This Way; Freefall Productions White Rabbit Red Rabbit. His feature film credits include The Dog Days of Christmas, The Furnace, […]

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  • Toni Scanlan
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    Toni trained at the Drama Centre, London. Her theatre credits include for Belvoir Opening Night, Stop Girl, Ruben Guthrie; for Sydney Theatre Company Blood Wedding, Our Town, Troupers, King Lear, Cuckoo’s Country and Madras House; for Black Swan Theatre Hir and Angels In America – Part One; for Ensemble Theatre Richard 111, Let The Sun […]

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  • Creatives

  • Robert Cousins
    Set Designer
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    Deborah was last at Belvoir in Company B’s Greek Tragedy. Other theatre credits include: Wicked Sisters (Griffin), Lady Tabouli (National Theatre Of Parramatta/Sydney Festival), Gods Of Strangers (State Theatre Company South Australia), The God Committee, Heartbreak Kid (Ensemble/tours), The Shearston Shift (Sydney Theatre Company/Australian People’s Theatre/tours), I’m With Her, The Mystery of Love & Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre Company)

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  • Mel Page
    Costume Designer
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    Mel is a set and costume designer. Costume designs for Belvoir St Theatre include: Japser Jones, Ivanov, Kill The Messenger, Seventeen, Nora, The Glass Menagerie, A Christmas Carol, Elektra/Orestes, The Government Inspector, Hamlet, Angels In America, & Strange Interlude. Set & Costume designs include: Taste Of Honey, Enemy Of The People, Back At The Dojo, Medea and Small & Tired. […]

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  • Paul Jackson
    Lighting Designer
  • Stefan Gregory
    Composer/Sound Designer
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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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  • Hamed Sadeghi
    Associate Composer/Sound Designer
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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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  • Hannah Goodwin
    Assistant Director
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    Hannah Goodwin (she/her) is a director who lives and works on Gadigal land. She is currently Resident Director at Belvoir Street Theatre. Her work includes Wayside Bride by Alana Valentine (Belvoir), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill (Belvoir), The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (National Theatre of Parramatta, Bondi Feast), A Girl in […]

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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 Holding the Man, Master and Margarita, The Weekend, Scenes from the Climate Era, Blessed Union, 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 […]

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  • Cecilia Nelson
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Cecilia Nelson graduated from NIDA’s BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management) in 2017 after completing a BSc./BA. at The University of Sydney. This year, she was the assistant stage manager Pippin, Australia’s first commercial musical to open after the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, she was half-way through the national tour of Billy Elliot (LWAA) when our […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Fight, Movement and Intimacy Coordinator
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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, Holding the Man, The Master and Margarita, Miss Peony, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Stop Girl, Blessed Union, At What Cost?, […]

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  • Jack Saltmiras
    Video Deviser and Cinematographer
  • Susie Henderson
    Video Content Creator and Systems