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
Directors Eamon Flack and Hannah Goodwin
Costume Designer Ella Butler
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Musician Alyx Dennison
Stage Manager Cecilia Nelson
Assistant Stage Manager Erin Shaw