Belvoir has unveiled its 2023 season, with ten plays set to grace the mainstage.
It’s a diverse collection of stories that includes the company’s first Stephen Sondheim musical (Into the Woods), a book adaptation (The Weekend), a drama exploring climate issues, a 2022 Belvoir favourite, and a piece described as ‘pure theatrical pleasure’, all centred on showcasing Australian artistic talents.
“Our headlong love of Australian stories continues,” Belvoir Artistic Director, Eamon Flack said. “We’ve gone looking for “classics” in new places, and this… are our offers.”
Subscriptions for Belvoir’s 2023 season are on sale now.
Scroll for more detail on Belvoir’s upcoming productions.
Belvoir Theatre 2023 Season
Dates: 14 to 29 Jan
Playwright: Thomas Weatherall
Director: Deborah Brown
With Thomas Weatherall
This will be produced in association with Sydney Festival. Indigenous theatre at Belvoir is supported by The Balnaves Foundation.
Dates: 2 Feb to 12 Mar
Playwright: Maeve Marsden
Director: Hannah Goodwin
With Danielle Cormack, Maude Davey
This will be produced in association with Sydney WorldPride2023. Supported by Oranges and Sardines Foundation.
Into the Woods
Dates: 18 Mar to 23 Apr
Playwright/Music and Lyrics: James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim
Director: Eamon Flack
With Tamsin Carroll, Esther Hannaford, Justin Smith
This will be co-produced by Hayes Theatre Co, supported by Chair’s Circle
At what cost
Dates: 4 to 21 May
Playwright: Naythan Maynard
Director: Isaac Drandic
With Luke Carroll, Sandy Greenwood, Ari Maza Long, Alex Malone
Scenes from the climate era
Dates: 27 May to 15 Jun
Playwright: David Finnigan
Director: Carissa Licciardello
With Abbie-lee Lewis, Brandon McClelland, Charles Wu
This is supported by Oranges and Sardines, Patty Akopiantz & Justin Punch
Dates: 1 to 30 July
Playwright: Michelle Law
Director: Courtney Stewart
With Gabrielle Chan, Jing-Xuan Chan, Michelle Law, Mabel Li, Shirong Wu, Charles Wu
This is produced in association with Arts Centre Melbourne, Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Supported by Nelson Meers Foundation.
Dates: 5 Aug to 3 Sept
Playwright: Based on the novel by Charlotte Wood, adapted by Sue Smith
Director: Sarah Goodes
With Belinda Giblin, Toni Scanlan, Melita Jurisc
Supported by The Group.
Dates: 14 Sept to 15 Oct
Playwright: Lanie Robertson
Director: Mitchell Butel
Musical arrangements: Danny Holgate
With Zahra Newman
Co-produced with Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dates: 18 to 29 October
Genre: Modern Opera
Writer: Robyn Archer
With Robyn Archer
With musicians George Butrumlis, Cameron Goodall, Enio Pozzebon
Originally commissioned by Queensland Theatre
THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
Dates: 11 Nov to 10 Dec
Playwright: book by Mikhail Bulgakov, adapted by Eamon Flack
Director: Eamon Flack
With Paula Arundell, Rebecca Massey, Mark Winter, Josh Price
Supported by Creative Development Fund.