A post from Karen, 26 October


After a fantastic run, Diving for Pearls is in its final days and has completely sold out. We could not be happier that this beautiful production directed by Darren Yap has touched so many of our audiences. In this recent interview with Time Out, Ursula gave insight into what it was like to play the iconic character of Barbara. I think the effort she, and all of the cast, have put in is evident in the responses we’ve been getting. Thank you to all the cast, creatives and crew who pulled this monumental production together. If you missed it at the Stables, Diving for Pearls is moving on to Riverside Theatres in Parramatta and Merrigong Theatre Company in Wollongong. It’s definitely worth a trip to see.

Yesterday I made my way into the city and was confronted with Christmas decorations as far as the eye could see—it’s offical: the silly season is upon us (we have even started talking Christmas cake in the office!) If you’re stumped at what to get a loved one, consider buying them a year of Australian theatre with a Griffin subscription. If you purchase one before 30 November you will go into the running to win some pretty amazing prizes in Griffin’s Super Big Win. The gift that keeps on giving all year! And speaking of 2018, if you know any young theatre enthusiasts, make sure they sign up to be a Griffin Ambassador next year. It’s a very special program we run for high school students in years 10-12, enabling them to attend Griffin Main Season productions for free throughout the year, engage with casts and creative teams in post-show discussions, and participate in special workshops run by professional theatremakers.

But, it’s not Christmas (or 2018) just yet. Before the end of the year , Griffin still has two shows waiting in the wings. We’re very excited to welcome Griffin Indies Merciless Gods and Virgins & Cowboys to the stage after both have had incredible runs in Melbourne. We hope to see you at the Stables for what promises to be a huge exclamation mark to finish a stellar year at Griffin.

Karen Rodgers

General Manager
Griffin Theatre Company