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Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam

10 - 15 Mar

A tale of love and loss, where family is everything.

By Peter Goldsworthy
Adapted by Steve Rodgers

How far would you go to protect your family? This is an evocative, haunting and moving tale based on the much-loved novella by acclaimed Australian author Peter Goldsworthy.

Boycotting the outside world and its evils, the Pollard family create a perfect cocoon, defining their lives through each other. The safety of their world is flipped on its head when illness breaches their sanctuary.

Confronting, yet delicately and insightfully crafted for the stage by award-winning actor and playwright Steve Rodgers with internationally sought-after director Darren Yap (Letters to Lindy, Diving for Pearls), Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam is a powerful reminder of what we do for those we love. It comes to Wollongong fresh from a return Sydney season at Belvoir St Theatre.


  • This is stunning theatre. - Sydney Arts Guide
  • Under Yap’s delicate, insightful direction, this closely bound cast brings Rodgers’ confronting but beautiful play into intense reality. - Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers
  • This is potent...such heartbreaking conviction that you feel it shake the room to its core. - Sydney Morning Herald
  • Gut-punching and heartrending, posing questions about whether it's possible to love too much. It must have a life beyond its premiere season. - Theatre People

Cast & Creative Team

Director Darren Yap
Assistant Director Erin Taylor
Set and Costume Designer Emma Vine
Lighting and AV Designer Verity Hampson
Composition and Sound Design Max Lambert and Sean Peter
Cast Valerie Bader, Emma Jackson, Mark Lee, Liam Nunan, Grace Truman, Matthew Whittet
Photos by Daniel Boud and Noni Carroll

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