A recorded live theatre performance of Belvoir’s 2020 stage production of My Brilliant Career is available for schools to stream online.
Written by Miles Franklin
Adapted by Kendall Feaver
Directed by Kate Champion
Australia, on the cusp of a new century. Sybylla Melvyn has grown up beyond the black stump, but she is determined to get away and make her own spectacular mark on the world. But if that’s to happen, she must first surmount collapsing family fortunes, a world hardwired against headstrong women, and the insistent nagging of love.
One of our great tales of emancipation and identity, fashioned in a new adaptation by award-winning Australian playwright Kendall Feaver, with the irrepressible Nikki Shiels as Sybylla.
★★★★½ Kendall Feaver’s adaptation of My Brilliant Career is, in a word, brilliant. Limelight
Nikki Shiels is brilliant in the role — restless, combative and romantic. The Australian
★★★★ A one-two punch of success, a play that breathes fresh life into the original novel, while also feeling as relevant as ever. Australian Book Review
RUNNING TIME & CONTENT
Running time: 130 minutes
Teachers are advised that this production is recommended for students in Years 10, 11 & 12. It contains strobe lighting, a gun, a simulated gun shot and a simulated birth. Please note on occasion a female character appears on stage in underwear.