Counting and Cracking
Belvoir and Co-Curious | Australia
World Premiere
11 January–2 February Sydney Town Hall $58–$99 + bf 3 hrs 30 mins (with two intervals)
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  • Fri 11 January at 7pm (Preview)
    Sat 12 January at 7pm  (Preview)
    Mon 14 January at 7pm  (Preview)
    Tue 15 January at 7pm
    Thu 17 January at 1pm & 7pm
    Fri 18 January at 7pm
    Sat 19 January at 1pm & 7pm
    Sun 20 January at 1pm
    Tue 22 January at 7pm
    Wed 23 January at 7pm

    Thu 24 January at 1pm & 7pm
    Fri 25 January at 7pm
    Sat 26 January at 1pm & 7pm
    Sun 27 January at 1pm
    Tue 29 January at 7pm
    Wed 30 January at 7pm
    Thu 31 January at 1pm & 7pm
    Fri 1 February at 7pm
    Sat 2 February at 1pm & 7pm

  • Tues–Fri & Sat (1pm)
    Premium $94 / $74 
    A Reserve $84 / $64
    + booking fee
  • Sat (7pm) & Sun
    Premium $99 / $79 
    A Reserve $89 / $64
    + booking fee
  • Thu (1pm)
    Premium $84 / $64 
    A Reserve $74 / $54
    + booking fee

  • Previews (7pm, 11, 12 & 14 Jan)
    Premium $68
    A Reserve $58
    + booking fee

Counting and Cracking
Belvoir and Co-Curious | Australia
World Premiere

Radha and her son Siddhartha are finally ready to embrace their lives in Sydney's western suburbs, when a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life. Sixteen actors play four generations of a family, in a story about Australia as a land of refuge; Sri Lanka’s efforts to remain united; and reconciliation within families, across countries, across generations.

Written by S. Shakthidharan, this powerful new Australian play is staged in Sydney Town Hall and served with a Sri Lankan meal.

It’s a timely illustration of the ways in which Australia transforms those who come here and is itself transformed, that ultimately reveals not how much separates us, but what we all have in common.

Important Info

Recommended for 14+
Ticket includes a communal meal.
This performance has two intervals: First interval is 40 minutes and includes a communal meal.
Second interval is 20 minutes.

Lock out applies.

Cast and Credits

Written by S. Shakthidharan
Director: Eamon Flack 
Set & Costume Designer: Dale Ferguson
Sound Designer & Composer: Stefan Gregory
Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper

Actors: Prakash Belawadi, Nicholas Brown, Jay Emmanuel, Rarriwuy Hick, Nadie Kammallaweera, Monica Kumar, Gandhi MacIntyre, Shiv Palekar, Monroe Reimers, Hazem Shammas, Nipuni Sharada, Vaishnavi Suryaprakash, Sukania Venugopal

Co-produced with Co-Curious
Co-commissioned by CAIAF, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival 
Presenting Partner: Singapore Airlines 

Images: Daniel Boud, Malith Hegoda, Asha Thadani, Seshadri Kalimuthu

Supported by Macquarie Group Foundation, Thyne Reid Foundation and Belvoir’s visionary Gamechangers.

11 January–2 February
$58–$99 + bf
3 hrs 30 mins (with two intervals)
Major Festivals Initiative City of Sydney

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