In Conversation: David Finnigan


David Finnigan, Griffin Award-winning playwright of Kill Climate Deniers, returns to Griffin with his new show You’re Safe till 2024, playing at Batch Festival 2019’s opening weekend. David explored the inspiration behind the show as part of Griffin’s In Conversation series. Have a read…

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A Note from Lee, 11 April


After The Bleeding Tree’s Green Room Award win(s), I want to send a huge bucket of love to Dan at Arts Centre Melbourne, Joel at Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Gill at Canberra Theatre Centre—without them the show would never…

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5 Questions with Emma McManus


Never Trust a Creative City rounds out Batch Festival with some over the top, surreal discourse about gentrification in Australian cities. One half of performance outfit Too Rude, Emma McManus, gave Griffin the lowdown on what you can expect from the…

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5 Questions with Betty Grumble

You know her, you love her—Grif-fave Betty Grumble is back and Betty than ever! Grumble ‘n’ Friends is a brand new variety show featuring your favourite sex clown and a gaggle of talented friends. The perfect Batch Festival treat! 1. Introduce yourself…

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5 Questions with Aanisa Vylet

Sauvage (WILD) is a meditation on womanhood, freedom, storytelling and myth making. It’s the brainchild of Aanisa Vylet, whose face you may know from our colourful Batch Festival image. Griffin can’t wait to host Aanisa and her beautiful, brand new show…

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5 Questions with Adriano Cappelletta

Never Let Me Go is a bit of a Griffin first, with an eight-piece choir taking to the Stables stage as part of this retrospective work exploring the AIDS epidemic in Sydney in the 80s. Adriano Cappelletta is the brain behind…

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5 Questions with The Feisty Women of Oz


Don’t Knock Your Granny shines a light on something not often visible—the issues of the elderly in our community—and brings it front and centre on stage. The Feisty Women of Oz (otherwise known as the Older Women’s Network Theatre Group)…

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5 Questions with Lou Wall

Lou Wall’s Drag Race is the vivacious variety show that smashes the gender binary when it comes to drag, snatching wigs (and hearts) with its message of inclusivity, unapologetic queerness and straight up fierceness. Griffin asked Lou Wall to spill the…

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5 Questions with wāni Le Frère

wāni Le Frère is bringing his smash-hit show Tales of an Afronaut to Batch Festival 2019 for a special four-night run at the Stables. An evening of spoken word like no other, the show will transport audiences through the world of a…

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5 Questions with James Elazzi and Paul Capsis

James Elazzi is the playwright behind Lady Tabouli, which stars a wonderful cast including the one and only Paul Capsis. If a vibrant play about a Lebanese drag queen is something you haven’t seen before on an Australian stage, then you…

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