A Note from Phil, 17 January



Here in Kings Cross, the year has started with soaring temperatures, ice cold soda waters* and Since Ali Died

This show is a furious hour of big heart stories and linguistic alchemy by rapper, raconteur and proud Queanbeyan boy Omar Musa. Catch this richly woven tale before it wraps up at the Stables this weekend—or join the party at Riverside Parramatta and Canberra Theatre Centre. You can read the swathe of cracking reviews below, but Since Ali Died really is, to quote my friend Benny, “mad dope”**.

We will be keeping the hot hot heat going next week too with the shamanic and the glorious Betty Grumble: a counter cultural national treasure. Trust me, you’ve never seen anything like Love and Anger before. Expect obscene beauty, fierce politics, healing powers, queer comedy and a rollicking radical night in the theatre!***

Also, if your New Year’s resolution is to start paddleboarding and see more high-quality theatre in Sydney then you’re in luck, because there’s lots of it right here at Griffin and you can still subscribe to our 2019 Season! We also offer paddle boarding courses.****

Okay, enjoy yourselves. I am excited to head back to the office and read a stack of plays the size of a large dog. This large dog. His name is Chad.


Phil Spencer
Artistic Associate

*The key to dry January is elderflower cordial, people. You’re welcome.

**That is young people speak for “excellent”.

***Oh and nakedness. A whole heap of nakedness. You’ve been warned.

****Please note we do not actually offer paddleboarding courses. Yet.