Wayside Bride


  • 10 October – 13 November 2021 Upstairs Theatre


by Alana Valentine
In consultation with the Wayside Chapel community
Directed by Hannah Goodwin and Eamon Flack

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 10 October – 13 November 2021
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Click here to view the 2022 production page of Wayside Bride

After years of research, and a lot of help from the community, Alana Valentine’s much-anticipated story of a little chapel in a back street of the Cross premieres at Belvoir. The Wayside Chapel under the Reverend Ted Noffs set itself up for those who might not find a place elsewhere to welcome them, and over the years has become a home and haven in a sometimes brutal town.

This play is about the quietly revolutionary act of marriage – sometimes in the face of fierce resistance from family, from society, from the church hierarchy. It’s the story of a space where those who didn’t quite fit in to the mainstream could have their walk down the aisle.

Moving, inspiring, Valentine’s play is about all of us – and a portrait of this city at its raffish, recalcitrant best.

You might remember a few years ago, back in BC times, we asked for stories of people who were married at the Wayside, and you responded with great enthusiasm and generosity. Now Alana’s put that mountain of material into a play of quiet heroism and heartache. In our inner Sydney haven we present a tribute to another Sydney haven. And see Light Shining in Buckinghamshire too – the experience of seeing two plays with the same cast will make each play all the more haunting and rich.
– Eamon Flack

Wayside Bride is presented as part of a repertory season (the same cast, on the same set, in alternating performances of two different plays) alongside Light Shining in Buckinghamshire.


  • Full Price (Adult)^ $68 – $89
  • Mates Rates (Adult) $63 – $79
  • Senior* $58 – $79
  • Concession $48 – $69
  • 30-Down# $46 – $61
  • Previews $51 – $56
  • Student Saver# $33 – $48


With a 5-play subscription package starting from $252* plus a range of ticket types and concessions, there is a package to suit everyone!

*30-Down mid-week matinee


~ 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.

*Based on weekend evening general release ticket price.


  • Alana Valentine
  • Eamon Flack
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    Belvoir’s Artistic Director. Eamon Flack finished his BA at the University of Queensland in 2000 and trained as an actor at WAAPA from 2001 to 2003. He has since worked as a director, writer, actor and dramaturg around Australia and internationally, from Milikapiti on the Tiwi Islands to London. For Belvoir, Eamon’s directing credits include […]

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  • Hannah Goodwin
  • Cast

  • Arkia Ashraf
  • Maggie Blinco
  • Marco Chiappi
  • Emily Goddard
  • Sandy Greenwood
  • Sacha Horler
  • Rebecca Massey
  • Brandon McClelland
  • Angeline Penrith
  • Creatives

  • Ella Butler
    Costume Designer
  • Michael Hankin
    Set Designer
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    Michael is a NIDA trained Set and Costume Designer for theatre, dance, opera and film. His credits for Belvoir include Hir, Ghosts, Mark Colvin’s Kidney, The Sugar House, Jasper Jones, My Urrwai, The Great Fire, Ivanov and The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, The Dark Room, A Christmas Carol and Angels in America. Michael’s other theatre […]

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  • Nell Ferguson
    Design Associate
  • Damien Cooper
    Lighting Designer
  • Alyx Dennison
    Sound Designer, Composer & Musician
  • Elle Evangelista
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    Elle loves dancing. Elle recently choreographed for Belvoir’s The Cherry Orchard. She was the Youth Company Rehearsal Director for The Last Season by Force Majeure, Sydney Festival 2021. Her performance credits include GIF of Dance by Matt Cornell, FLOCK by Force Majeure, Out of Earshot by KAGE Physical Theatre, Days Like These by Murmuration, the […]

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  • Cecilia Nelson
    Stage Manager
  • Erin Shaw
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Danielle Roffe
    Vocal Coach