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SBW Stables Theatre - Griffin Theatre Company

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  • Darlinghurst
SBW Stables Theatre - Griffin Theatre Company
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Time Out says

This former stables is the home of new Australian writing

Formerly the home of the now-defunct Nimrod Theatre Company, the Stables now host this state's foremost champion of new Australian writing for stage: Griffin Theatre Company. Renovated in 2010, the building nevertheless retains the original 105-seat theatre with its kite-shaped stage, one of the best venues for getting close to the action. Griffin Theatre Company produces between four and five shows each year, and hosts roughly the same number in its Griffin Independent program, showcasing independent and interstate companies.

The annual Griffin Award for the best unproduced new Australian play is also an important event in the local calendar.

See what's on stage at Griffin Theatre Company in 2018

Written by Dee Jefferson

Details

Address:
10 Nimrod St
Kings Cross
Sydney
2010
Opening hours:
Box office: Mon-Fri noon-6pm; Sat 1–2pm & 6-7pm; box office and bar open one hour prior to all performances

What’s on

Ghosting the Party

  • Drama

Coming home from her sister’s funeral, Grace decides that at 87 years old, her time has come. She’s done with it all and is ready to leave the party – and she wants her daughter’s help.  Starring the enigmatic presence of stage and screen great Belinda Giblin, Ghosting the Party is presented by Griffin Theatre Company and comes from the mind of Melissa Bubnic, the internationally-renowned writer of Boys Will Be Boys and Beached, with Griffin’s associate artist Andrea James in the director’s chair. Griffin’s artistic director Declan Greene says this pitch-black comedy about assisted dying is “extremely, breathtakingly, horrifyingly funny”.   Pushing up daisies. Kicking the bucket. Ghosting the Party. The euphemisms are endless. For a phenomenon so certain and all-encompassing, humans are terribly good at looking for ways to avoid talking about death. It’s easy to forget that the concept of ‘checking out’ can be complex, contradictory – funny, even. Especially when an old lady with a bone-dry wit is involved. “With the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill being hotly debated in the Upper House of NSW Parliament right now, Melissa Bubnic has dropped this cheeky and deeply-darkly funny play into the mix – from a sharp and unapologetic women’s perspective,” says Andrea James. “Bringing the political into the intimately personal, Ghosting the Party highlights our boundless and universal capacity for caring in all of its messy, hilarious and domestic reality."Ghosting the Party plays at SB

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