So, for the past few weeks I have been commuting out to Parramatta to make a show called Smurf In Wanderland. It is coming to Griffin next week and if you are a fan of any kind of sport, not just football, this is a work written specially for you. One of Australia’s smartest documentary theatre makers was in the Griffin Studio program and Smurf In Wanderland is the result of that time. David Williams has created a portrait of Sydney that is in absolute opposition to how the city is so often portrayed by the media. It is a touching and wryly funny work that reminds us all that we find strength in unlikely places and with unlikely people. And a challenge to all you Sydney FC fans… the Wanderers have represented well in the Riverside season with the National Theatre of Parramatta… it’s your chance to show them that #SydneyIsSkyBlue.
With the excitement of the new play comes the genuine sadness of saying goodbye to The Homosexuals. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of the play and have taken the conversation it incites out into the wider community. We close the play on Saturday, eat pizza, and dryclean the front row cushions to get rid of the mashed potato stains. Love again to all the front row champions who braved the potato to spend a night in Warren and Kim’s awkwardly shaped living room. And cross your fingers that Declan Greene continues to write farce and that you are not the target of his ire!