25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010, Australia
9th June 2018 to 12th June 2018
Belvoir and Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre have combined forces on the theatrical adaptation of Peter Carey’s iconic Australian novel Bliss, a family saga full of sex, drugs, suicide and religion, coming to Belvoir. Harry Joy is the blessed Australian – a childhood of mystical innocence, a home stuffed with love, he brings a smile to all he meets. Then, one warm afternoon on the front lawn, he dies. It’s only for a few minutes – he’s revived. But the world he wakes to is changed; his wife, children and friends all now seem avaricious monsters. And so it dawns on Harry Joy: he hasn’t survived his heart attack at all. He is in Hell. Enter Honey Barbara, a hippy from the rainforest, wise to the ways of the big city. She and Harry melt back into the verdant bush, where their children tell a story of a Paradise Found. Peter Carey’s classic novel performed by a terrific ensemble cast. Entertaining and a little bit epic, it might just offer a vision of hope…A co-production with Malthouse Theatre.