1 June, the onset of winter and the cold and flu season which has swept in with a vengeance at Griffin, taking our Artistic team out with it! Hence Lee has passed the baton to me for this week’s newsletter. The rest of the Griffin team are bunkered down working on deadlines for funding applications and the 2016 program. Donations of vitamin C and thermal underwear warmly welcomed. This is my first full program as GM, and I hope you will enjoy being immersed in it as much as I have enjoyed discussing, debating and reflecting on the stories you need to see on our stage next year.
Next door, at the Stables, Jeanette and Huw are also battling the dreaded lurgy that is taking Sydney by storm. Being the amazing resilient artists they are, the show has gone on and The House on The Lake continues to play to full houses. In the foyer after Saturday’s matinee, I overheard one very happy audience member exclaim “… plays often don’t sustain my interest but this kept me enthralled from start to finish.” Get in quick as you don’t want to miss out on this one, and tickets are selling fast (with only one week to go!).
June is also that time when we focus on the end of financial year campaign. The intimate experience that is Griffin is our focus this year, and I urge you to check out our new mini Griffin (with its seating capacity of 1….How much more intimate can you get?) in this trailer.
Cough it up for Griffin in June. Get well soon, Lee – we need you back…
Karen Rodgers, General Manager, Griffin Theatre Company