Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam


18 — 27 Oct 2018

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Based on the novella by acclaimed Australian author Peter Goldsworthy, this world premiere production is a powerful reminder of what we do for those we love. Which way does your moral compass turn? What would you do for your family?

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam is an evocative, haunting and moving tale. Exploring the nature of an ideal family by boycotting the outside world and its evils, the Pollards create a cocoon for a perfect world, defining their lives through each other.

Their world is flipped on its head when illness breaches the sanctuary. What promises do you make to your child? How far would you go to protect your family?

Would you die for your child or someone you love?

Adapted by Steve Rodgers and directed by Darren Yap.
Steve Rodgers won the inaugural Lysicrates Prize for his adaption.

Dates & Times
Thursday 18 October at 7:30pm
Friday 19 October at 7:30pm
Saturday 20 October  at 7:30pm
Tuesday 23 October at 7:30pm
Wednesday 24 October at 2:15pm followed by a Q&A
Wednesday 24 OCtober at 7:30pm
Thursday 25 October at 7:30pm
Friday 26 October at 7:30pm
Saturday 27 October at 2:15pm and 7:30pm


Cast & Creatives


Written by
Peter Goldsworthy

Adapted by
Steve Rodgers

Directed by
Darren Yap

Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson

Set and Costume Designer
Emma Vine

Composition and Sound Design by
Max Lambert and Sean Peter

Stage Manager
Cara Woods

Creative Futures
Erin Taylor

Julie Money


Grandma / Dr Eve
Valerie Bader

Emma Jackson

Grandpa / Priest
Mark Lee

Liam Nunan

Justin Smith

Grace Truman


★★★★½ The Sydney Morning Herald

“an extraordinarily moving night at the theatre, with performances emotionally pitched to the narrative movements of the work, accessible writing which strikes at the heart and a multilayered thematic examination of a very difficult subject.” Sydney Arts Guide

“…this is stunning theatre” Sydney Arts Guide

“It is a touching, true-to-life production that demands an emotional commitment that is not usually expected from live theatre.” Stage Whispers


Downloadable Program

Download the Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam PDF Program

Download the Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam PDF Program