*** Given the unfolding situation with Covid-19 in Australia we have made the difficult but necessary decision to indefinitely postpone The Jungle and the Sea and we will no longer be able to stage it as part of the 2020 season.

To see your options including donating the cost of your ticket to Belvoir, refunds and credits, CLICK HERE.***


Co-Produced with Lingalayam Dance Company

A mother, in a time of war. She loses members of her family, one after the other – but she never loses hope. A rich, sweeping  new play from the team that made the acclaimed Counting and CrackingThe Jungle and the Sea leans on two great pillars of literature – Antigone and the Mahābhārata – to forge a new story about surviving loss and the possibility of reconciliation.

Counting and Cracking was written in honour of those who tried to halt Sri Lanka’s descent into civil war. The Jungle and the Sea is written in honour of those who survived the war, and the ways they found to uphold their dignity even when everything else was falling down around them. – S. Shakthidharan


by the Gamechangers



Prakash Belawadi
Nadie Kammallaweera
Arjunan Puveendran

Jacob Rajan
Kalieswari Srinivasan
Vaishnavi Suryaprakash
Rajan Velu


Choreographer Anandavalli
Set & Costume Designer Dale Ferguson
Lighting Designer Veronique Benett
Associate Composer Arjunan Puveendran
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Kiss

Performance Times

4 – 26 July
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7.30pm, 4 July
6.30pm, 5 July
7.30pm, 7 July

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 8 July

Post-show Q&A
14 July, directly following the performance

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 16 July

Schools Performance
11.30am, 22 July


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Running Times 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.