Articles on ‘Griffin Theatre Company’

The Bleeding Tree – Wharf Theatre, STC

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman.

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.

The Turquoise Elephant – Griffin Theatre Company

The Turquoise Elephant – Griffin Theatre Company

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 – Griffin Theatre Company

Replay at Griffin Theatre Co. Photo by Brett Boardman.

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.

Griffin: The Bleeding Tree

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman

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.

Review: The House on the Lake, Griffin Theatre Co

Cronin and Higginson in The House on the Lake. Photo by Brett Boardman.

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.

Review: Masquerade – Sydney Festival

Zindzi Okenyo and Nathan O'Keefe in Masquerade. Photo by Brett Boardman.

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.

Win a Double Pass to Griffin Theatre Company’s new production Emerald City

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.

The State Theatre Company of South Australia’s 2015 season launch

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.

Sydney Mardi Gras Festival – Our Picks for 2014

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.

2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Announced

2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Announced

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.