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  • 20 Aug – 25 Sep 22 Upstairs Theatre


By Veronica Nadine Gleeson, based on the book by Anne Deveson
Directed by Leticia Cáceres

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 20 Aug – 25 Sep 22
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The life-changing memoir, now a breathtaking Belvoir play.

Since its publication thirty years ago, Anne Deveson’s family memoir Tell Me I’m Here has become a classic. And now, in a superb adaptation, it comes to the Belvoir stage.

Anne’s life – the familiar juggle of marriage, career, emotions, chaos – is thrown off-balance when her son Jonathan begins speaking oddly, standing strangely, flashing into irrationality and rage. Is it just a phase, part of growing up? The years pass, and it’s clear, Anne’s son has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. But putting a name to it is one thing – getting attention, getting help is another. Even the strongest families, the most steadfast parents, buckle under such stress.

Heart-rending, exquisitely touching, a play which speaks things which normally aren’t spoken. A play about getting on with life, before it’s too late.

Many of you have read Anne’s unforgettable memoir of her son Jonathan. Veronica’s written a superb adaptation, a portrait of a family which knows joy and death intimately. Directed by the magnificent Leticia Cáceres (The Drover’s Wife, Barbara and the Camp Dogs), it’s going to be a highlight. – Eamon

Tell Me I’m Here is the proud recipient of the Blake Beckett Trust Award.

Performance Times

Weekly Times

  • tuesday 6:30pm

    Except 23 August at 7:30pm

  • wednesday 6:30pm
  • thursday 1pm & 7:30pm
  • friday 7:30pm
  • saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
  • sunday 5pm

    Except 21 August at 6:30pm, 25 September at 2pm

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With a 5-play subscription package starting from $252* plus a range of ticket types and concessions, there is a package to suit everyone!

*30-Down mid-week matinee

Single tickets go on sale for 2022 subscribers 2 May, and 9 May to the general public.


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    Recommended for Years 11 – 12

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    Schools Performance Times

    Schools Performances are held on Wednesdays throughout the school year at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills. All Schools Performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.
    • Wed, 14 Sep 2022 11:30am

    Schools can also attend Thursday 1PM matinees for $24 or an evening performance from $45 per student.

    What to expect

    Belvoir creates for a wide audience and our productions may contain mature content. Accurate information about productions including running times and content is available once rehearsals have begun.

    Contact Us

    For more information about our education programs, please get in touch.

    Education Manager Jane May
    Education Coordinator Stevie Bryant
    +61 (2) 8396 6241


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