Griffin Theatre

Theatre Review: Diving for Pearls creatively captures the Wollongong coast (Griffin Theatre until 28th October)

September 15, 2017

Over thirty years old, Diving for Pearls still has resonance for today’s audience. It paints a bleak picture of the future of manufacturing in Australia, which has been on a steady decline since the 1980s and 90s, when this play was written. It is a very Australian story, and the images the text and set […]

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Theatre Review: Sunset Strip will pull at your heartstrings (Performances in Sydney until 1st July)

June 19, 2017

Outstanding performances from four extremely talented Australian actors make Sunset Strip worthy of the (relatively small) price of admission. The Uncertainty Principle and Griffin Independent Theatre have delivered a beautiful piece of theatre. Just don’t expect sunshine and laughter. By a dried up lake somewhere in regional Australia is a once-thriving holiday town called Sunset […]

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Theatre Review: Ladies Day – Griffin Theatre Company (performances to 26th March)

February 18, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company proudly supports and presents all new Australian works, a fitting program for their stables-turned-theatre venue. “Australian” and “new” means that the work can often hit a little closer to home in terms of language, setting and relevance. In their latest production, Ladies Day, nothing is more fitting then describing it as hitting, […]

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Matt Backer on the fabulous frocks and brutal violence of new Australian play Ladies Day

February 10, 2016

Ladies Day takes its audience to the festivities of the Broome races, complete with swishy hemlines, debonair gents and fascinators galore. Amongst the fabulous frocks is a brutal act of violence. It’s a play that is really funny until it’s not. We caught up with Matt Backer, who stars in the world premiere of this […]

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