Putting the Nation on Stage

National Theatre of Parramatta presents

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.

Dates & Times
Thursday 18th October at 7:30pm
Friday 19th October at 7.30pm
Saturday 20th October  at 7:30pm
Tuesday 23rd October at 7:30pm
Wednesday 24th October at 2.15pm and 7.30pm
Thursday 25th October at 7:30pm
Friday 26th October at 7:30pm
Saturday 27th 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

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Ticket Options

Ticket Options
Adult $54
Australian Pensioner $49
Australian Senior $49
30s & Under $30
Child Under & 16 $30
Adult Member $47
Concession Member $42

Transaction fees apply

Available Dates

October 2018
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