My Brilliant Career


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Adapted from the novel by Stella Miles Franklin, ///My Brilliant Career/// is the story of Sybylla Melvyn – a girl growing to woman, growing to adventurer. Life on the land is difficult for a young, independent woman with spirit and ambition and when Sybylla meets the eligible and rich Harry Beecham, she must decide whether her future lies in marriage or a career.

This is the narrative of a burgeoning nation, a forming feminism, a woman coming into her own as a human, an artist and an independent thinker. ///My Brilliant Career/// is a tale of language, landscape and love set to the rhythm of a complicated national consciousness.

This theatrical re-imagining is also the story of Stella Miles Franklin herself and her role within the creation of her timeless classic. The two women – creator and creature – weave and dance through the narrative.

We acknowledge that we live and create on unceded lands. We pay our respects to the First Peoples of Australia, and to their elders past, present and future.

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