Belvoir have announced their 2013 season with 13 productions across both Upstairs and Downstairs. About growing up (or not) and finding your place in a chaotic world, next year’s season features some of Australia’s finest actors bringing incredible stories to the Belvoir stage.
Artistic Director Ralph Myers kicks off the year when he directs J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan, a work for adults and children alike, followed by Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Tenessee Williams classic directed by Belvoir wunderkind Simon Stone. Hot young star Toby Schmitz will take on one of theatre’s greatest roles when Simon Stone brings Hamlet to the Belvoir stage again, and Forget Me Not is a searing look into the British children who were resettled in Australia against their parents’ wishes.
Tony Kushner’s two part classic Angels in America gets an landmark revival starring Robyn Nevin and directed by Eamon Flack. Adena Jacobs reveals her stunning adaptation of Bergman’s film Persona, whilst Brendan Cowell brings us a new take on Miss Julie.
The Upstairs Theatre finishes off this year with Coranderrk, telling the story of all those, black and white, who fought for a better relationship between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants.
The Downstairs Theatre will once again play host to some of the best new Australian writing around. These will include This Heaven by Nakkiah Lui and Small and Tired, written and directed by Kit Brookman. Lally Katz performs in her new play Stories I Want to Tell You In Person, while Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe tells the story of a group of African women who now call Australia home.
The 2013 Downstairs program finishes with Kyle J. Morrison directing the 1970’s classic The Cake Man, one of the first Indigenous plays ever performed in Australia.
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