Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

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Riverside's National Theatre of Parramatta presents

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 18 October - 27 October 2018
Category Live Event

★★★★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

Based on the book 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?

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


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 Designer Max Lambert and Sean Peter

Stage Manager Cara Woods


Valerie Bader, Emma Jackson, Mark Lee, Liam Nunan, Justin Smith, Grace Truman

Download the Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam PDF Program


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Approximately 80 minutes with no interval.
Please note there is a 10 minute lock out.

Ticket Prices

Members Adult $47
Members Concession $42
30 Club $30
Adult $54
Concession (Australian Pensioner & Senior, Full Time Student) $49
30 & Under $44
Group 10+ $49

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