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Griffin Theatre Company is Australia’s new writing theatre. In residence at Sydney’s historic SBW Stables Theatre, we lead the country in developing and producing great Australian stories, and are dedicated to supporting Australian artists.

  • The Witches – extra shows added
     

    We’ve added 3 extra performances to The Witches  at 4pmWednesday 24 September, and 2pm on Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 1 October.

    This Roald Dahl classic was re-imagined by dance choreographer Lucas Jervies and stars Guy Edmonds in every role. Adventurous boys and girls, rat-racers and retirees are in for a wicked and wonderful time. Playing this September School Holidays at Griffin for two weeks only!

    Book now before tickets disappear!


  • Check out our 2015 Season Trailer!
     


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22 September 10:21 am

LEE’S ENEWS INTRO 22 SEPTEMBER 2014

Astonishing-Lee

Welcoming The Witches into the Stables and relishing the rehearsal room of Emerald City. We have reached the final shows of the year. Astonishing!

I walk into the rehearsal room each day and watch some of Australia’s best actors pull apart the text of Emerald City and start to breathe life into it again, nearly thirty years after it was first performed. Virtuosity – that is what I am seeing. Marcus Graham, Mitchell Butel, Lucy Bell, Jennifer Hagan, Kelly Paterniti, Gareth Yuen. All at the top of their game. Astonishing! 

Last week I sat with an architect involved with the planning of our future Sydney discussing the way Western Sydney is becoming the dynamic centre of the city. We were imagining seeing Emerald City thirty years from now and wondering how all those references to harbour views will sound as the oceans rise – will the play be transformed from a comedy to a tragedy? Today 120 world leaders are meeting in New York for the first summit on climate change in five years. Let’s hope it is astonishing!

9 September 2:37 pm

NAB Private Wealth Emerging Artist Award Exhibition

The Finalists’ Exhibition for the Art Monthly NAB Private Wealth Emerging Artist Award will be held from 11-20 September at HASSELL Studio, Level 2, Pier 8/9, 23 Hickson Rd, Sydney and is open to the public. The inaugural exhibition is curated by Sebastian Goldspink and will be judged by industry experts. The finalists are: Tully Arnot, Julian Day, Mike Hewson, Katie Lee, Lisa Sammut, Camille Serisier, Bridget Walker and Jason Wing. One artist will receive the $10,000 acquisitive award. For more information on the award click here. 

1:16 pm

UNHOLY GHOSTS DIRECTOR KIM HARDWICK – ON THE BLOG

“Im not afraid of dying. I just don’t want to be there”.

When my mother died I was cradling my 2 year old son. As she took her last breath my mortality appeared front and centre, regarding me with a little disdain and a touch of arrogance!

I’ve since attempted to balance the scales by the consumption of copious amounts of fish oil, kale and quinoa, the furtive mastering of an elliptical trainer and the occasional temptation to inject my face with botulinum toxin but…every year as fireworks cascade over the Harbour Bridge I begrudgingly acknowledge that the numbers are advancing and I will most certainly die before some smarty pants solves how to reverse free radical damage and therefore my walk into the sunset.

My son is now 23 and hopefully it will be many more years before he’s confronted with the possibility of watching a parent die or as Campion so poignantly writes, “to drift without an anchor”. Read more…

 

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