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.
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.
Kate Mulvany’s gorgeous adaption of Kit Williams’s picture book Masquerade celebrates why picture books and stories are so important to children and why whenever a child asks you to read them a book, you stop what you are doing and read them a book. You’ll never regret that choice. At today’s post-show Q and A,… 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.
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.
AussieTheatre takes a look at what Griffin Theatre Company has in store for Sydney audiences in 2014. 2013 has been a strong year up at the SBW Stables Theatre. Under Artistic Director Lee Lewis, Griffin has successfully demonstrated the company’s commitment to telling Australian stories with the mainstage season featuring Beached, Van Badham’s The Bull, the Moon and… Read more.
Griffin Theatre this week announced that Lee Lewis will assume the role of Artistic Director in January next year, following current director Sam Strong’s move to the Melbourne Theatre Company. Currently Associate Director at Griffin, Lee Lewis is one of Australia’s leading directors. She’s worked for numerous main stage companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir,… Read more.
Written by Sydney-based Rick Viede, A Hoax won the Griffin award in 2011, and now Griffin Theatre have collaborated with La Boite Theatre to present the World Premiere of A Hoax. The concept behind this provoking four-hander play about a fabricated story written under a fake pseudonym was inspired by real literary hoaxes, and more… Read more.