A dry, dusty little Aussie town, somewhere in the back of beyond, with all the decency, diversity – and division – that you’d expect in a rural microcosm. But Boomkak is confronting some massive challenges now that the Big Developer has set his sights on the town, and this little community finds itself in a fight for survival. How can they possibly fight back?

By putting on a panto, of course.

From the creative minds behind Calamity Jane (a smash hit at Belvoir in 2018) comes a piece of utter joy – a love letter to theatre, to community, to the resilience of our Little Aussie Towns™ – lo-fi, big-hearted, and Belvoir to the back teeth. With new songs from Tony Award nominee Eddie Perfect, and a couple of Aussie rock classics, dance, and old-fashioned silliness, The Boomkak Panto promises to be a mad, sparkling jewel, a reward for getting through these dark and strange times.

There’s no-one like Virginia Gay – witty, clever, big of heart, and ridiculously talented. When she said she wanted (in her own way) to revive panto, how could we resist? And the team she’s assembling knows how to make a good night of theatre. This will be fun.
– Eamon Flack


A cast of 8 including
Virginia Gay
Rob Johnson
Hamed Sadeghi


Writer Virginia Gay
Directors Richard Carroll and Virginia Gay
Musical Director Zara Stanton
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Ayah Tayeh

Performance Times

20 November – 23 December
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Unwaged Performance
Thursday 1pm, 16 December

Saturday 7.30pm, 20 November
Sunday 6.30pm, 21 November
Tuesday 7.30pm, 23 November

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
Wednesday 7.30pm, 24 November

Matinee Performance
Thursday 1pm, 9 December
Thursday 1pm, 23 December

Post-show Q&A
Tuesday 7 December, directly following the performance

Mobile Captioned Performance
Saturday 4 December, 2pm

Audio Described Performance
Saturday, 11 December 2pm

Schools Performance
Thursday 11:30am, 2 December


For the cheapest tickets subscribe to our 2021 season and add The Boomkak Panto, packages start at 3 plays for $122!

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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.

Running Time and Content Warnings

The Boomkak Panto includes strong language and sexual references. Not suitable for ages 12 and under.

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.

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.

COVID Updates

Audiences for The Boomkak Panto will be seated at up to 100% capacity. Performances are not socially-distanced and you will likely be seated next to other patrons, if you have any concerns please contact our box office. Masks are strongly recommended for all guests.

Belvoir will continue to follow the NSW Government’s COVID-19 advice and requirements to keep you safe.

Find out more about your COVID-safe trip to Belvoir.