Even at this advanced age and after a lifetime immersed in performing arts, it never ceases to amaze what live theatre can do. Brilliant productions soothe that intellectual itch for stories, fetching complex characters to populate a richly defined place such that you lean forward in your seat and crane your head across the wide stage to make sure you don’t miss anything. And then a detail hits you square on to draw the breath. For me, last night at THE SUGAR HOUSE playing at Belvoir, it was Nana’s brooch. Unbidden tears of recognition foregrounding the recognition of investment, only the live can do that! Continue reading THE SUGAR HOUSE: SYDNEY LIVES
Belvoir is set to continue its commitment to new Australian writing with the world premiere season of THE SUGAR HOUSE, by critically-acclaimed playwright, Alana Valentine from 5th May to 3rd June.
Starring the inimitable Kris McQuade (TV’s Wentworth, Rosehaven and Belvoir’s Cloudstreet) alongside Sheridan Harbridge (The Dog, The Cat), Sacha Horler (The ABC’s Sando), Lex Marinos, Josh McConville and Nikki Shiels (The Rover), The Sugar House is directed by MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes (MTC’s Helpmann Award nominated John and Belvoir’s The Sweetest Thing). Continue reading THE SUGAR HOUSE : A PLAY EVERY SYDNEY-SIDER SHOULD SEE