As the lights come down on The Bleeding Tree, silence momentarily consumes the audience. From the first moment, this play demands every ounce of your attention and emotional investment. It’s only as it draws to a close that we are able to fully process what we just witnessed. The play opens on three women: a… Read more.
If you want to laugh your way into a downward existential spiral about the way humanity has screwed the world, then Griffin Theatre’s The Turquoise Elephant is the play for you. Climate change seemed to be on everyone’s minds in the lead up to the Paris Conference in 2015, when Stephen Carleton first started work… Read more.
Replay, a small and surprisingly ambitious new play by Philip Parsons Playwriting Award winner Phillip Kavanagh, studies the way a single decision can make, or break, a life. Three brothers, Michael (Jack Finsterer), John (Alfie Gledhill), and Peter (Anthony Gooley), experience a significant trauma. Years later, when trying to remember the exact details of this… Read more.
The Bleeding Tree won Angus Cerini the 2014 Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting and its premiere production is running at Griffin’s Stables Theatre in Sydney. This is theatre made with passion, guts and the conviction that change is not only possible but inevitable. It opens as a woman (Paula Arundell) and her daughters (Shari Sebbens and… Read more.
The House on the Lake, a fine, twisting thriller by Aidan Fennessy, has opened at Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre following a season in Perth. In the play, David (Huw Higginson) and Alice (Jeanette Cronin) each try to un-knot the truth of one evening when, we know, something traumatic occurred. David has amnesia, the kind that affects his short-term… Read more.
At the centre of Masquerade, a fantastical story about the Moon and the Sun and a Hare sent on a quest to unite them, is a mother and a son. In Kate Mulvany’s twist on the 1979 children’s book that touched her life as a child, Joe and his mother Tessa are confined to the nervous… Read more.
AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Griffin Theatre Company’s new production of David Williamson’s Emerald City at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm. Directed by Griffin Theatre Company’s Lee Lewis and with a set designed by legendary Australian artist Ken Done, the new production features a stellar cast including Helpman-Award winner Ben… Read more.
From The Dunstan Playhouse’s stage, adorned with Victorian era dresses, the Brookman boys (CEO Rob and his son Artistic Director Geordie) revealed the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s 2015 season. Introduced under the banner of “Many Worlds in One” were nine plays they hope will continue to improve the company’s recent upswing in attendances. “Theatre… Read more.
With Sydney’s most successful international event – the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras kicking off with Fair Day on Sunday, it can only mean one thing: it’s time for Aussie Theatre to give you our picks for the Mardi Gras Festival! Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 (remember when they got rid of… Read more.
The Sydney Theatre Award nominations for 2013 were announced this week as part of the annual selection of shows by eight of Sydney’s most respected Theatre critics. Over thirty-seven different productions from the calendar year of 2013 are up for nominations in twenty-six different categories, with new categories added in 2013 to allow the celebration… Read more.