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
Over on the Griffin blog, we hear from #thesmallesthour director Scarlet McGlynn, as she shares her love for new work, explains her collaborative process and gives a glimpse into what audience's can expect from this heartwarming new play. Have a read: https://t.co/SS1BwUqY0P
We're hiring! Griffin is looking for an Associate Producer - Development to join our team. For info & to apply head to our website: https://t.co/HvzVDTn6IU
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Lysicrates Prize!! If you're an established playwright working on something new, we want to hear from you! Entries close 5pm, Friday 4 January. Find out everything you need to know here: https://t.co/N1R1fMmVOT
CONGRATULATIONS to Griffin subscriber Pat Cahill, our Super Big Win prize winner! Pat has scored a fab collection of goodies including a night at QT Sydney, dinner at ACME, tix to the MCA & Sydney Dance Co, a 2-Year Palace Cinema membership & a bottle of Four Pillars gin! Woohoo!
"The initial idea was a show set in total darkness. And it featured a rabbit. The rabbit didn’t make the cut." On the Griffin blog, the hilarious @SusieYoussef answers 5 questions around two-hander #thesmallesthour - arriving at the Stables next month! https://t.co/uhBPkbcT6z