• 1 Feb – 3 Mar 24 Upstairs Theatre
  • 1 hour 35 minutes (no interval)


Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman,
Thomas Kail,
and Nia Vardalos
Directed by Lee Lewis

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 1 Feb – 3 Mar 24
  • Duration 1 hour 35 minutes (no interval)
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  • Presented in association with
    • Trish Wadley Productions

A tiny, beautiful, and life-affirming play based on the book by Cheryl Strayed.

Cheryl Strayed is many things; mother, daughter, writer, ex-heroin user and, to make ends meet, an online advice columnist called Sugar.

In the chaos of home, she receives emails from strangers needing help navigating the contradictions of life. Sugar replies with candour, offering her own tough, sweet brand of unadulterated advice which offers healing – and maybe even a few little revolutions. What would you tell someone who is unsure about role-playing as a sexy Santa? Or wants their parents to stop putting each other down? Or the father who feels as dead as his lost son?

Academy Award-nominee, Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) adapted Strayed’s bestseller into a play for New York’s great Public Theater – the result is as revealing and life-affirming as the real stories it tells.

Tiny Beautiful Things has been on our to-do list for some time, and when I saw Queensland Theatre’s bright, clever production I knew it would beautifully fit into our 2024 season. It makes you laugh, it’s wise, it’s not afraid to be vulnerable, and it has Mandy McElhinney (Cinderella, Forget Me Not) as Sugar. Like our much-enjoyed Every Brilliant Thing in 2019, this one will have you walking out onto Belvoir St freshly persuaded this world’s got a few things going for it. – Eamon

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Performance Times

Weekly Times

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

    Except 3 Mar at 2pm

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    Recommended for Years 11 – 12

    Curriculum Links

    Drama (Stage 6)
    • Improvisation, Playbuilding, Acting
    • Elements of Production in Performance 
    • Group Performance (related performance style) 
    English (Stage 6)
    • Texts and Human Experiences (Common Module) (related text)
    • The Craft of Writing (Module C) (related text)

    Schools Performances

    All schools performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.
    • Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:30am

    Tickets are only $25 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket for every ten students booked.

    Evening and Matinee Performances

    School groups can book any general public performance. Book our Thursday 1PM matinees for the schools performance price of $25 per ticket, 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.

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

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

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