Two great plays about power and change.
For the first time in Belvoir’s history we’re offering a repertory season – that’s to say, the same cast, on the same set, in alternating performances of two different plays, by two legendary women writers.
They’re each very different works – a new Australian play by one of our finest writers about a very Sydney institution. And a classic by perhaps our language’s greatest living dramatist, a play bursting with energy and provocation. Together “in rep” they present a big picture and a local picture of the age-old struggle for a fairer society.
Here’s something a bit different, and I hope enticing. Belvoir’s always been a place to celebrate the skill of Australian actors, to come and see their idiosyncracies, their sheer range. These two plays are both beautiful, intelligent pieces – and the conversation between twentieth century Kings Cross and seventeenth century Civil War England promises to fascinate. And perhaps give us a better grasp on the twenty first century.
– Eamon Flack
A cast of 9 including
Writer Caryl Churchill
Directors Eamon Flack and Hannah Goodwin