Belvoir St Theatre to reopen in September with A Room of One’s Own

AAR-Belvoir-A-Room-of-One's-Own-Anita-Hegh-photo-by-Daniel-BoudAfter 6 months without performances, Belvoir is pleased to announce that the theatre doors will re-open this September when A Room of One’s Own takes to the Belvoir St Theatre stage from 10 September to 18 October 2020.

Adhering to strict COVID-Safe guidelines, the theatre will re-open to stage this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s ground-breaking feminist essay, A Room of One’s Own, by Carissa Licciardello and Tom Wright, starring the Helpmann Award-winning Anita Hegh (Twelfth Night, The Seagull, STC’s Harp in the South and The Resistible Ride of Arturo Ui).

What started as a lecture to a roomful of students became an essay, became a book, and then a seismic wave. Virginia Woolf’s 1929 classic description of the need for new spaces and a complete redefinition of who owns our storymaking is by turns wise, amusing, incendiary and poetic.

Rippling with passion, it is one of the finest pieces of writing in the last hundred years, with the distinct talents of Anita Hegh walking Woolf’s tightrope of thought and feeling.

“This has been the longest six months in Belvoir’s history, but we are back doing what we live for and it feels utterly lovely,” said Belvoir’s Artistic Director Eamon Flack. “Of course theatre in Covid times will be a little different, but theatre has always found its way and it will find its way with masks and social distancing.”

“Artists and audiences together will discover a new and temporary normal for the experience of theatregoing. Nothing can stop the human need to gather for stories. It’s that simple.”

Originally scheduled to open at the theatre earlier this year, priority will be given to current ticket holders for the show, after which any available tickets will be made available to general public for purchase.

Existing ticket holders will be contacted by Belvoir box office to discuss their options to secure seats for the new dates. Once all ticket holders have been contacted, any additional tickets will be made available via the Belvoir website.

Director: Carissa Licciardello Featuring: Anita Hegh, Ella Prince Set and Costume Designer: David Fleischer Lighting Designer: Kelsey Lee Composer: Alice Chance Sound Designer: Paul Charlier Stage Manager: Luke McGettigan Assistant Stage Manager: Erin Shaw Adaptation: Carissa Licciardello & Tom Wright


A Room of One’s Own
Upstairs Theatre – Belvoir St Theatre, 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Season: 16 September – 18 October 2020 (previews: 10 – 15 September)
Information and Bookings: www.belvoir.com.au

Image: Anita Hegh stars in A Room of One’s Own – photo by Daniel Boud

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