Sydney Theatre Company: Playing Beatie Bow
3 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm AEDT
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until 1 May 2021
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 1 May 2021
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 1 May 2021
An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 1 May 2021
One event on 17 March 2021 at 11:30 am
One event on 24 March 2021 at 11:30 am
One event on 31 March 2021 at 11:30 am
One event on 21 April 2021 at 11:30 am
The STC makes its long-awaited return to the renovated Wharf with Kate Mulvany’s new stage adaptation of Ruth Park’s classic novel. Mulvany charmed audiences with her sublime adaptation of Park’s Harp in the South trilogy, so we’re expecting more thrills with this time-travelling story set in The Rocks.
Limelight Editor’s Choice
Read Limelight‘s review of the production.
Abigail (Catherine Văn-Davies), a teenager dealing with her parents’ messy separation, follows the mysterious young girl Beatie Bow (Sofia Nolan) back through time – from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s The Rocks in the present day to the year 1873, when the suburb was full of struggling immigrant families, gangsters and a whole host of larger-than-life characters. With the help of Beatie, her wise grandmother, and the whole Bow family, Abigail goes on a wild adventure through twisting alleyways of history in a race to find her way home.
This moving human story is set in and around the real-life suburb that STC calls home and will overflow with history, song and sparkling humour. Teenagers, parents and grandparents will all find something to love in this family story – a combination of Kate Mulvany’s characteristic warmth and vivacity and Kip Williams’ monumental vision.