By Nicholas Hope
15 April - 9 May 2015
Five men. Five worlds. In a seedy London hotel room, a trendy gallery in Oslo, the cafés of Adelaide, the streets of coastal Sydney and the waiting room of a criminal court, modern man grapples with his crumbling reflection.
Five Properties of Chainmale presents five variations on the theme of contemporary masculinity with not a bromance in sight. It is an excavation of the male mind across generations and time zones.
Confronting, uncomfortable and comical, Five Properties of Chainmale is written and directed by playwright and award-winning actor Nicholas Hope.
Produced by Arts Radar in association with Catnip Productions and Hope Productions.
Director Nicholas Hope
Designers Tom Rivard and Tom Bannerman
Lighting Designer Chris Page
Sound Designer David Kirkpatrick
Costume Designer Zora Milevska
Producers Sam Hawker (Arts Radar), Cat Dibley (Catnip Productions)
With Alan Lovell, Dominic McDonald, Jeremy Waters, Briony Williams
Previews 15 – 16 April
Season 18 April – 9 May
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 9 May 2pm and 7pm
Nicholas Hope played lead character in the cult Australian movie Bad Boy Bubby. If you’ve seen it, you won’t have forgotten it. Now he’s exploring masculinity in a provocative new stage play Five Properties of Chainmale. ABC Radio National – Life Matters
“Through irony, self-deprecation and humour we are willing to look just a little at the vanities, excesses and dangers of man’s love of himself (beautiful creature that he is!)” Australian Stage
“It’s refreshing to see such a concept tackled on stage, and Hope should be commended for this…he opens our eyes to a culture laced with narcissism, misogyny, furtiveness and more.” ArtsHub
"...an unlikely celebration of those who exist outside the box." ★★★★ Ben Neutze @TimeOutSydney gives Nick Coyle's 'The Feather in the Web' 4 STARS! Read the full review: https://t.co/r3pSwoETaJ
Griffin UP LATE is 2 weeks away! Join us for a post-show jam of music and chortles on Friday 2 November following 'The Feather in the Web' by the hilarious Nick Coyle, who will be joining an awesome lineup of storytellers, comedians & musicians. Tix $15: https://t.co/G7Ry05NVPa
"Few writers can pull this off...But Coyle succeeds, aided by a cast that switches gears as seamlessly as a luxury car." ★★★★ 4 STARS for Nick Coyle's 'The Feather in the Web' from @JohnRShand at @smh Have a read: https://t.co/taEPEj84dS
#TBT to Peta Brady in her play 'UGLY MUGS' (2014) directed by Marion Potts in a co-production with @MalthouseMelb #australianstories #australianplays
"Griffin has Four Pillars gin and tonics, making it arguably the best theatre bar in the city." The highest of compliments from @neutze. Loved this article!