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REVIEW: GHOSTING THE PARTY

By Shon Ho One day we will die and that is a fact of life. Ghosting the Party opens with an extensive list of the many horrific ways it could happen - spurring an honest, funny and touching conversation about an ultimate certainty without skirting around the edges. Grace (Belinda Giblin) is 87, everyone she […]

Wherever She Wanders back on stage

By Tessa Pelle Griffin Theatre Company will return to the stage with Wherever She Wanders from Nov 5 until Dec 11. Written by award-winning playwright Kendall Feaver the play follows an aspiring student journalist, Nikki, who is on a collision course with Jo Mulligan, the first female Master of one of the country’s oldest residential colleges. When a serious allegation […]

Follow Me Home

Often theatrical performances are viewed as simple entertainment but in actuality they can be a poignant and eye opening form of education and awareness. The new production fo Follow Me Home, which is set to take to the stage of the Griffin Theatre in June, is the latter. Throughout a performance of Follow Me Home audiences […]

Debra Oswald – Is There Something Wrong With That Lady?

Comedians and magicians thrive on presenting themselves as lone performers in front of an unknown audience. Actors too are adept at one handers, but, what about writers? Debra Oswald, well seasoned writer of plays, Mrs Bailey’s Minder and The Peach Season, as well as being one of the creators of the TV miniseries, The Offspring, is doing […]

Seymour Centre Reopens

As the Sydney theatre scene starts to emerge from iso, Seymour Centre is reopening in partnership with Griffin Theatre. Seymour, the long-cherished Chippendale venue associated with the University of Sydney, has a well-earned reputation for presenting challenging and unusual works. Its new relationship with Griffin Theatre marks its place as part of the arts community […]

Superheroes

Griffin Theatre is bravely making a comeback with a brand new play by talented Australian playwright Mark Rogers, winner of  both the Griffin Award, and the Patrick White Award in 2019. The play, Superheroes, centres on the stories of two women on opposite sides of the world. Apparently the two never meet but their worlds are connected […]

Griffin Award Winner 2020

Tasmania's Dylan Van Den Berg has been awarded the prestigious Griffin Award for new Australian playwriting for his piece, Way Back When. The accolade sees Van Den Berg being awarded $10,000 after beating out 130 other plays in an anonymous judging process featuring a panel of artists to be placed into a top five shortlist. […]

Creating Together

By Rita Bratovic. Being an independent artist can be rewarding and frustrating in equal measure; from the creative burden of staying fresh and interesting, or the practical dilemma of finding money for the next project, to the exhilaration of breaking new ground and thrilling new audiences. Collaboration is a way for artists to access more […]

Good Cook. Friendly. Clean.

Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. is coming to Griffin Theatre to take audiences on a journey through humour and darkness, questioning how willing our society is to take care of our most vulnerable. The play follows Sandra, who is 50 years old and comes home one day, only to find out that her flatmates are kicking […]

REVIEW: Diving For Pearls

Diving for Pearls is a heartbreaking tale of trying to transcend but ultimately failing due to forces wildly out of individual control. Ursula Yovich leads as Barbara, a feisty middle-aged woman attempting to rise above her working-class status. Brash and unwilling to yield from her dream of being a hotel hostess, Barbara aggressively navigates her […]