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A Notice from Declan, 14 April

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14.04.22

Expensive Grif-friend,

Kings Cross comes alive in autumn. Falling leaves floating within the air; one-footed pigeons hobbling beneath the silhouetted 5pm skyline; and my fellow gym-gays doing discreet protein-farts into their black gymnasium shorts (the majestic transition from ‘shredding’ to ‘bulking’ season).

Kings Cross heralds this variation earlier than the remainder of Sydney does, inviting you into its array of cosy indoor areas (the Griffin employees heartily suggest Dulcie’s if you happen to’re inclined in the direction of unimaginable cocktails with all-Australian components). As I walked down the hill from Griffin to Darlinghurst Theatre Co final week to catch the brand new Australian play Keep Woke, I couldn’t assist however really feel… dare I say… excited?… for Kings Cross’s colder months. Possibly I used to be homesick for my wet, depressing, hipster homeland of Melbourne. However it’s additionally as a result of there’s quite a lot of nice theatre on the horizon at our beloved SBW Stables Theatre.

However earlier than I get forward of myself—final week noticed the tip of the smash-hit Griffin Lookout season of A is for Apple by Jessica Bellamy. In case you caught this one, I believe you’ll agree that it was a joyous, larger-than-life hour-long experience—one you need to go on once more, and once more, and once more (I managed 3 times, personally). The performances of Amy Hack and Zoe Resnick had been heart-warming and gut-bustlingly humorous in equal measure—an enormous congratulations to the impartial staff who defied a pandemic, interrupted rehearsals and numerous different challenges to carry the present to the stage in such an amazing vogue. The way forward for impartial theatre in Sydney appears to be like brilliant!

In case you did miss A is for Apple and nonetheless desire a hearty dose of Amy Hack… it’s a superb factor she’s sticking round to star in Griffin’s subsequent Fundamental Season manufacturing—Ghosting the Occasion by Melissa Bubnic. Amy brings her impeccable sense of craft to the position of Suzie—the youngest of three girls who come up towards questions of mortality on this very humorous, very darkish comedy. Amy stars alongside the legendary Belinda Giblin and Jillian O’Dowd, directed by our very personal Andrea James. 

Till then, I’ll be taking the chance to seek out moments of peace over the following couple of weeks. Time is transferring deviously quick this 12 months, so I'll spend time over the lengthy weekend doing what is really significant to me (consuming pizza and bingeing clips of Joan Collins’s meanest one-liners on Dynasty). I hope you are taking the time to do one thing that makes you equally pleased… except that factor includes calling the Griffin Field Workplace, which will probably be closed till 10am on Tuesday 19 April. 

Wishing you a wonderful and restful lengthy weekend! We’ll see you again on the SBW Stables Theatre very quickly.

A lot love,
Declan

Declan Greene
Inventive Director & Co-CEO

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