A Note from Lee, 8 November


Last night was the opening night of Rita Kalnejais’ First Love is the Revolution and the air is still filled with perfume. Bouquets of flowers for the actors are sitting in the dressing room, good luck cards from loved ones…

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A Note from Phil, 24 October


I remember the first time it happened. Tingly fingers. Lump in throat. Volcanic belly. She stands there, smoking a cigarette and chewing gum (at the same time) whilst dressed as Sporty Spice (obviously). A disco ball spins above. The floor…

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Stage Manager Spotlight: Rebecca Poulter


Rebecca Poulter is the Stage Manager working on Hilary Bell’s Splinter. Griffin interviewed Bec about her work on the show as part of our Stage Manager Spotlight series. Since graduating from NIDA, I have been working as a Stage Manager for over…

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A Statement from Griffin’s Board


Farewell to Lee Lewis, the search for a new Artistic Director and the appointment of Karen Rodgers as Executive Director. In this statement, Griffin Theatre Company’s Board of Directors wishes outgoing Artistic Director Lee Lewis the absolute best at the end…

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A Message from Lee, 20 September


Ok after writing so many years of newsletters hounding you to book your tickets, complaining about the weather, gushing about the extraordinary talents appearing on the SBW Stables stage, and asking you for extra financial support, I am trying to…

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A Note from Lee, 12 September


Splinter is opening! The theatre is always really buzzy in an opening week. So many last minute details, press interviews, flowers arriving for the cast, minor line changes, an extra coat of black paint on the floor, thank you cards…it…

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In Conversation: Hilary Bell


Hilary Bell is one of Australia’s leading playwrights, and Griffin has been home to some of her wonderfully dark and detailed dramatic worlds. This September, Hilary’s play Splinter enjoys its second-ever production, directed by Griffin’s Artistic Director Lee Lewis, and…

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A Note from Lee, 29 August


The sun was shining, the sausages were sizzling, the gin was icy, the puppies were cute, the neighbours were friendly, the street was full, Don Harwin was gracious, the bunting was flapping in the spring breeze and the plays…the plays…the…

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