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Griffin Theatre Company is Australia’s new writing theatre. In residence at Sydney’s historic SBW Stables Theatre, we lead the country in developing and producing great Australian stories, and are dedicated to supporting Australian artists.

  • Emerald City Reviews

    The reviews are in for our production of David Williamson’s Emerald City. Join us for a night of wit, wisdom and pure 80′s glamour.

    Emerald City sparkles like Sydney Harbour on a sunny day.” ★★★★ TimeOut Sydney

    “In the hands of Lewis and this fine cast it is all still….very funny.” The Australian

    “Mitchell Butel brings a fine comedic sensibility to Colin…driving the entire production’s energy and pace..” Daily Review, Crikey

    “Jennifer Hagan is deliciously dry as Elaine” Sydney Morning Herald  

    “EMERALD CITY is as relevant as it’s ever been.” Sydney Arts Guide 

    Read more…

  • Emerald City Trailer

    Take a look behind the scenes of our production of David Williamson’s iconic Emerald City. Get the inside word from David Williamson, Ken Done, Lee Lewis and actor Lucy Bell . 

    Emerald City plays from 17 October to 6 December 2014. Book tickets here.

  • Check out our 2015 Season Trailer!

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11 November 10:39 am

Select 2015 Single Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for The Unspoken Word is ‘Joe’ and Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens. A biting satire of Australian theatre, The Unspoken Word is ‘Joe’  comes to Griffin Independent following critically acclaimed, sold-out seasons at Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Fringe. Yasukichi Murakami is our incredibily evocative 2015 special event with our The Serpent’s Table partners Performance 4a. Get ahead of the pack and snap up your tickets today! 

9:26 am

A message from Lee, 11 November

As we scramble towards Christmas and wonder where the year has gone, so audiences are watching Emerald City and wondering where the decades have gone. The play is matching the reflective mood of the city. One of the films mentioned in the play is called “Days of Wine and Whitlam”… A very funny title until a few days ago when the joke turned into a moment of sadness at the great man’s passing.

For some reason, all around town, the theatres are looking backwards – with Nick Enright AM reappearing at the Hayes and the Eternity, Scrooge back onstage at Belvoir and a revival of Cyrano at STC.

All of which makes me look forward to the 5 new plays of the 2015 Griffin season… Subscriptions make great gifts... They fit so neatly under small inner city Christmas trees!

Love Lee

28 October 10:22 am

A message from Lee 28 October


Many reasons to smile. Glorious summer. The virtuosity of Mitchell Butel. The shamelessness of Lucy Bell. Jennifer Hagan’s outrageous hair. Gareth Yuen’s eye for detail. Kelly Paterniti having fun playing hot 80s. Ben Winspear rocking Duran Duran hair with such style. The joy of Ken Done. That Sophie Fletcher can costume the ’80s so tastefully. That audiences are so happy. That this may mean that even more people subscribe to Griffin next year. That the conversation between Jump for Jordan, Eight Gigabytes, Ugly Mugs and Emerald City has been such an inspiring one. That we are on our way to Christmas. Jacaranda.

Love Lee


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