Blessed Union

AAR-Belvoir-Blessed-Union-photo-by-Daniel-BoudThe lesbian divorce comedy you didn’t know you needed, Belvoir presents the premiere of Blessed Union by Maeve Marsden, this February as part of Sydney WorldPride 2023.

Ruth and Judith have been together for a long time. Long enough to have seen Australia change, for better and for worse. They have two bright and inquiring kids and a manageable mortgage in the inner west.

With love and hard work, they made the political personal and built a family of which they’re fiercely proud. They re-wrote the rules, and their life together is a progressive success story. Why should breaking up be any different?

But even the loftiest ideals can come undone when pesky human emotion gets involved.

Written by Maeve Marsden (Lizzie, Queerstories) and directed by Hannah Goodwin, Blessed Union, stars Danielle Cormack, Maude Davey, Emma Diaz and Jasper Lee Lindsay.

Plays about family are as old as theatre but this is a play about a new kind of family, and it’s brilliant,” said Eamon Flack, Belvoir Artistic Director.

“It came out of our Writers Lab and lockdown developments so we’re elated it’s hitting the stage. And with Danielle Cormack and Maude Davey as Ruth and Judith, it’ll be a treat.”

A fine new play from the wicked mind of Maeve Marsden, Blessed Union is for anyone who’s looked at their life and wondered if there might be a better way to live it.

Director: Hannah Goodwin | Featuring: Danielle Cormack, Maude Davey, Emma Diaz, Jasper Lee Lindsay | Set & Costume Designer: Isabel Hudson | Composer & Sound Designer: Alyx Dennison | Lighting Designer: Amelia Lever-Davidson | Dramaturg: Dom Mercer | Movement & Intimacy Coordinator: Nigel Poulton | Stage Manager: Luke McGettigan | Assistant Stage Manager: Mia Kanzaki

Blessed Union
Upstairs Theatre – Belvoir St Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills
Season: 15 February – 11 March 2023 (previews: 11 – 14 February)
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Image: The Cast of Blessed Union – photo by Daniel Boud