Rep Season: Wayside Bride & Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Published by: KabukuPR | 15-Mar-2022
Belvoir will stage alternating performance of two plays, presenting a brilliant theatrical vision of the age-old struggle for a fairer society
Venue: Belvoir St Theatre
Address: 25 Belvoir St Surry Hills NSW 2010
Date: 2 April - 29 May 2022
Ticket: $35-$91
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Call: +61 (2) 9699 3444
For the first time in the theatre’s recent history, Belvoir will stage two ambitious productions in repertory. Presented as alternating performance of two plays, Alana Valentine’s brand-new Wayside Bride and Caryl Churchill’s classic Light Shining in Buckinghamshire feature the same cast, on the same set, written by two legendary women. Together “in rep”, they present a brilliant theatrical vision of the age-old struggle for a fairer society.

Co-directed by newly-appointed Resident Director, Hannah Goodwin, and Belvoir Artistic Director, Eamon Flack, the rep season runs from 2nd April to 29th May 2022, where theatre will become 1970s Kings Cross one night, and Civil War England the next.

Wayside Bride, drawn from living testimony by Australian playwright Alana Valentine (The Sugar House, Parramatta Girls, Barbara and the Camp Dogs), marks its worldwide debut on the Belvoir stage. On a back street of Kings Cross, iconic Sydney institution the Wayside Chapel is 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 declare their love – even when the rest of the world has turned you away.

The classic work Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, by Caryl Churchill completes the Rep Season. Set during the English Civil War, it tells of the ordinary people who went into battle for the soul of the nation. Incendiary, pulsing with ideas and poetically-heightened speech, speaking of the revolution that never happened, and some ghosts it left behind.

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