|Belvoir announces its 2013 Season.|
|Monday, 17 September 2012 13:43|
Ralph Myers kicks off the year with Peter Pan, a work for adults and children alike with a team of fabulous clowns and headed by the funny/dangerous Meyne Wyatt as the boy who wouldn't grow up. Next up is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Tenessee Williams classic directed by Simon Stone and heralding the long overdue return of Jacqueline McKenzie, who long-term Belvoir audiences will remember for her ethereal Ophelia back in 1994. Speaking of Hamlet, we thought it was time to tackle that great play again, this time Simon Stone directs Toby Schmitz in the title role.
Audiences loved Anthea William's moving production of Old Man in the Downstairs Theatre this year; in 2013 she's moving Upstairs directing Forget Me Not by Tom Holloway.
This will be followed by both parts of Angels in America. It's a piece of such breadth and ambition that it commands two nights in the theatre and we're thrilled to have Eamon Flack to direct.
Adena Jacobs is a young director of great talent from Melbourne. Her company staged a stunning adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Persona last year and we loved it so much we had to bring it to Sydney to show you.
Leticia Caceres and Brendan Cowell are a formidable director/actor team (The Dark Room, 2011). They are teaming up with Simon Stone as writer to bring us a brand new take on Miss Julie.
Our year in the Upstairs Theatre finishes up with another collaboration with our friends at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. Coranderrk is a story that is both inspirational and heart-breaking; Isaac Drandic directs.
The Downstairs Theatre will once again play host to some of the best new Australian writing around. We are thrilled that two of our associate playwrights will have new works showing in the space. They are This Heaven by Nakkiah Lui, directed by Griffin's new Artistic Director Lee Lewis, and Small and Tired, written and directed by Kit Brookman. Both are significant talents that you'll be seeing more of.
If you've ever heard Lally Katz speaking about her work you've probably wanted to see her on stage as a performer! That's just what we've done in Things I Want to Tell You In Person.
Ros Horin has spent the last 18 months with an extraordinary group of African women who now call Australia home. Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is their story.
The year finishes up Downstairs with Yirra Yarkin's Kyle Morrison directing The Cake Man, one of the classics of early Indigenous playwriting and still brimming with life.