See Belinda Giblin as ‘Stella Goldschlag’ in a performance that gained her a nomination as Best Actress in a Leading Role in an Independent Production at the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards.

Based on a true story, Blonde Poison is an award winning play about beauty, treachery and the high price of survival. Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war torn Berlin when she was betrayed and tortured. When offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she agreed to be a ‘catcher’ of other Jews for the Gestapo. She was given the name “Blonde Poison by the Gestapo.

The vast dimensions of Stella’s character range from tortured victim to cruel killer, from loving daughter and mother to betrayer of friends, from gentle lover to depraved promiscuity. Decades after the war Stella agrees to be interviewed by a childhood friend, now a respected journalist -her last chance at redemption. Can she ever be released from her past?

Coming to Southbank Theatre, the Lawler after a triumphant season at the Sydney Opera House.

Find out more about Blonde Poison here.

Cast & Crew

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Belinda Giblin


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Jennifer Hagan


Derrick Cox

Derrick Cox


Matthew Tunchon

Matthew Tunchon


Jeremy Silver

Jeremy Silver


Frank Harlow

Frank Harlow

Production Manager

Patrick Howard

Patrick Howard

Stage Manager

Adam Liberman

Adam Liberman


News & Reviews


One of the ‘Wow’ performances of 2015

Sydney Morning Herald

A 90 minute tour de force

Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary

Blonde Poison is an unforgettable experience, vividly exciting the imagination and making the audience feel the same desperation and conflict as its central character… long after Stella… speaks her final words, you will be thinking about her.

Sydney Scoop

With an ending that will remain with you long after the curtain closes, Blonde Poison is a mesmserising portrayal of self preservation and deceit…Giblin holds the audience in the palm of her hand as they sit captivated by a story that almost defies belief and leaves you wondering – what would you do?

Arts Review

Giblin is absolutely sensational…This show shouldn’t be missed and Giblin’s Best Actress nomination was certainly well deserved.

Theatre Now

Never dull, with a clever and superlative script, Blonde Poison is a tour de force for Giblin. If you love a good night out at the theatre and watching a spellbinding performance then hurry along!

Same Same

(Giblin) takes Louw’s text and interrogates it to find poetic invective and soars with spectacular stanzas of spite

Sydney Arts Guide

Attendance Information

  • Contains some loud noises. Suitable for ages 13+