My Brilliant Career – Recorded Live Theatre Performance (Stage 5, Stage 6)
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.
Nikki Shiels is brilliant in the role — restless, combative and romantic.
★★★★ 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.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Belvoir
On Demand (available until: 24-Dec-2023 11:59PM)
COST $50 per weekday (until 6pm) or $200 for one school week (five consecutive days until 6pm Friday)
An invoice will be emailed to you once a booking form is submitted here.
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Creative Arts » Drama
Recorded Live Performances are non-refundable once paid for. Change of date is permitted with 48-hours notice.
Terms and Conditions
Your viewing link is provided for 24 hours. The link will be sent to you via email and you will be able to view from 6pm the day prior to your booking until 6pm the day of your booking.
Belvoir Recorded Live Performances are made available to schools in good faith that it will not be distributed beyond your class. It is illegal to copy or distribute this content beyond your classroom. Unlawful copying of this production affects the artists, creatives and the company that made this production possible, thank you for your compliance for this limited viewing.
Joining The Event
Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
Internet access for the duration of the excursion is required.
Connecting To The Event
Your invoice is now available. Payment is due before viewing, and can be made over the phone using a schools card. Payment details can be found on the invoice emailed to you.
Belvoir will send you (as the point of contact) an email with the viewing details for the requested production. You will receive: a link and a password relevant to your booking.
The viewing details will be sent to you by 5pm the day prior to your viewing and you will be able to access this production from 6pm that day for 24 hours.
e.g. if your requested date is Tuesday, your viewing session will commence at 6pm Monday until 6pm Tuesday.
You may only share this link with:
the teacher/s presenting the production to their class or
the students within the class that the booking is for (if teaching remotely).
If you require an additional viewing date or production that is not on your invoice you can submit another request here.
It is illegal to copy or distribute this content beyond your classroom. Unlawful copying of this archive affects the artists, creatives and the company that made this production possible. By booking this limited viewing you agree to these conditions.
Based in an old factory on Gadigal land, Sydney, Belvoir is one of Australia’s most celebrated and beloved theatre companies. Since 1984, when a group of 600 theatre-lovers came together to buy a theatre and save it from becoming an apartment block, Belvoir has been at the forefront of Australian storytelling for the stage. Each year the company presents an annual season of shows for this now-iconic corner stage. New work and new stories sit at the centre of Belvoir’s programming, alongside a mix of reinvented classics and international writing, and a foundational commitment to Indigenous stories. In short, Belvoir is about theatrical invention, an open society, and faith in humanity.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Eamon Flack and Executive Director Aaron Beach, Belvoir engages Australia’s most prominent and promising theatre-makers. Belvoir has nurtured the talents of artists including Cate Blanchett, Simon Stone, Leah Purcell, Benedict Andrews, Tommy Murphy, Kate Mulvany, Geoffrey Rush, Anne-Louise Sarks, Wesley Enoch, S. Shakthidharan, and former Artistic Director Neil Armfield. Landmark productions include Counting and Cracking, The Wild Duck, FANGIRLS!, Cloudstreet, Barbara and the Camp Dogs, The Drover’s Wife, The Glass Menagerie, Angels in America, Keating!, The Sapphires, and many, many more. Belvoir regularly tours nationally and internationally.
Belvoir receives government support for its activities from the Federal Government through the Australia Council and the state government through Create NSW.
Optional Further Learning
Hear from the Set and Costume Designer here.
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Stevie Bryant
Phone: (02) 8396 6241
Email: [email protected]
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