Griffin Theatre Company
A cosy theatre that's been putting Australian stories on stage for nearly 40 years.
January 11, 2012
For the better part of four decades, the Griffin Theatre Company has been dedicated to telling Australian stories, right from its home in the cosy, intimate and historic SBW Stables Theatre. The storied stage has seen the likes of Cate Blanchett, David Wenham, Michael Gow, Louis Nowra, and countless other homegrown creative talents, stretching their acting chops in productions written by Australians, about Australians and for Australians. The 2019 season is no exception: Meyne Wyatt takes the stage in his own attack on injustice, inequality and Australian identity City of Gold; Australian playwright and actor Rita Kalnejais returns from London with First Love is the Revolution, a gory romantic comedy about a 14-year-old boy and a young fox; and Lucy Bell and Simon Gleeson star in Hilary Bell's chilling thriller Splinter.
If the household names and impactful productions aren't enough for you, Griffin Theatre Company also hosts a number of creative programs each year, including playwriting awards for emerging and established theatre makers, a studio residency program for directors, writers and dramaturgs, and the annual Batch Festival — that's dedication to the future of Australian theatre.
Image: 'Happy Prince' by Pia Johnson.