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  • 2 Apr – 29 May 22 Upstairs Theatre


By Alana Valentine
Co-directed by Hannah Goodwin and Eamon Flack

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 2 Apr – 29 May 22
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Those who don’t, or can’t, fit – and the Australian who made a space for them.

In a street out the back of the Cross is a very special place – the Wayside Chapel. It’s a haven for the poor, the excluded, the misfits. It’s a place of faith and a place of love. And it’s a place where people could declare their love – even when the rest of the world has turned you away.

We were getting Wayside Bride ready for the spring of ‘21, and we’ve had to keep it on simmer into ‘22. 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. This may well be Alana’s boldest play to date. She is a national treasure. And see
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire as well – the experience of seeing two plays with the same cast will make each play all the more haunting and rich. I’m really proud to say Wayside Bride will be the Belvoir directing debut for Hannah Goodwin, too. She’s been a marvel during unprecedented, difficult times. – Eamon

Wayside Bride was commissioned and developed by Belvoir with the assistance of Wayside Chapel, the Noffs Foundation, the City of Sydney and Griffin Theatre Company.

Performance Times

Weekly Times

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

    Except 10 April at 6:30pm, 29 May at 2pm

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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

Single tickets go on sale for 2022 subscribers 7 Feb, and 14 Feb to the general public.



  • 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
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    Hannah is a director based in Sydney. For Belvoir, she was assistant director on Stop Girl by Sally Sara (dir. Anna-Louise Sarks), Packer and Sons by Tommy Murphy (dir. Eamon Flack), My Brilliant Career adapted by Kendall Feaver (dir. Kate Champion) and she was the 2021 Andrew Cameron Fellow. Hannah’s work as a director includes The Carousel […]

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  • A cast of 10

  • Arkia Ashraf
  • Maggie Blinco
  • Marco Chiappi
  • Emily Goddard
  • Sandy Greenwood
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    Sandy is a First Nations actor and playwright from the Dunghutti, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjulung tribes of Australia.  She has a Bachelor of Creative Industries from the Queensland University of Technology (Honours) as well as having trained at Atlantic Acting School in New York City, and The Groundlings in Los Angeles.   Sandy has performed with […]

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  • 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
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    Cecilia Nelson graduated from NIDA’s BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management) in 2017 after completing a BSc./BA. at The University of Sydney. This year, she was the assistant stage manager Pippin, Australia’s first commercial musical to open after the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, she was half-way through the national tour of Billy Elliot (LWAA) when our […]

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  • Erin Shaw
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Danielle Roffe
    Vocal Coach

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    Recommended for Years 10 – 12

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    Schools Performance Times

    Schools Performances are held on Wednesdays throughout the school year at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills. All schools performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.
    • Wed, 4 May 2022 11:30am

    Schools can also attend Thursday 1PM matinees for $24 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.

    Contact Us

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

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


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