Sydney's Belvoir is pulling back the curtain on the first productions in their 2021 season.
The first batch of shows will take to the stage from February to September, with the second announcement to be shared in early 2021.
Comprising of four brand-new shows and the return of two 'all-time best' shows, Belvoir's 2021 season will celebrate established and emerging voices and great Australian storytelling.
Kicking things off is 'Fangirls' by Yve Blake. It's back after an overwhelming sell-out debut season, bolstered by a vibrant and eclectic cast who embody the frenzy of the digital spaces young fangirls inhabit.
Next up is 'Stop Girl', a premiere from Walkley Award-winning ABC foreign correspondent Sally Sara. A fictional drama that ask how we get back to 'normal' life after being ripped away from it, 'Stop Girl' is a ratbaggy, wise pal.
Anita Hegh will reprise her role in this return season of 2020's production 'A Room Of One's Own'. This work by Virginia Woolf is arguably one of the finest pieces of writing in the last hundred years. The essay has adapted by Carissa Licciardello and Tom Wright, starring Anita Hegh and Ella Prince.
'Miss Peony' – Image © Daniel Boud
It's an uncertain time – change is coming, you can sniff it in the air. Chekhov's great last play needs no embellishment to describe our times. 'The Cherry Orchard' stars a richly talented cast including Pamela Rabe and Keith Robinson.
'Miss Peony' is a brand-new comedy from Michelle Law, the writer of the nationwide smash 'Single Asian Female'. It's a glitzy, glamorous and slightly unhinged comedy about a Chinese-Australian beauty pageant, the competitive advice of a ghostly grandmother and being caught between two generations and two cultures.
Closing off the first part of Belvoir's 2021 season is 'At What Cost?' from Nathan Maynard
"We’re always talking about change here at Belvoir, but no one could have foreseen a year like the one we’ve had!" Belvoir Artistic Director Eamon Flack says. "It’s particularly rocked our community of artists. But we’re responding to some pretty massive challenges the way a theatre should – on our stage. We’re packing all the energy of the moment into Part one – some reminders of what we’ve always done well, and some bold, contemporary voices too. Onwards!” The first part of Belvoir's 2021 season is on sale now.
Belvoir's 2021 season begins with 'Fangirls'.