A free reading of Timothy Daly’s play 'Kafka Dances'.


With great sadness, Griffin Theatre Company has announced the temporary closure of the SBW Stables Theatre, which means that our the 50 Years of the Stables Play Reading of  Timothy Daly’s Kafka Dances has been cancelled.

As part of celebrating 50 Years of the Stables, Griffin is presenting a series of rehearsed play readings across 2020 of seminal works from the Stables’ canon. These readings are hosted by theatre aficionado John McCallum, former Griffin Script Club captain and theatre reviewer for the Australian.

Our final play reading for the year is Kafka Dances by Timothy Daly.

Inside the mind of Franz Kafka, his boisterous family, his sensible, organised fiancée, a clamorous band of Yiddish performers and his overwhelming desire to write scuffle for dominance. We join Kafka’s struggle to create intimacy, find his voice and follow his vocation in this vibrant and insightful play by Timothy Daly, with Ros Horin back at the helm directing the reading.

Cast & Creatives

Director Ros Horin

Performance Times

Play Reading Cancelled [Sunday 22 November 2020, 5pm]

Run Time
Approximately 90 minutes plus a 20-minute post-reading Q&A with John McCallum and creatives involved in the reading.

The Kafka Dances play reading will be performed live at the SBW Stables. If there are any changes to this plan, you’ll be updated as soon as possible.

Original Company

Director Ros Horin
Set & Costume Designer Stephen Curtis
Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Sound Designer Janice Slater
Music by Timothy Daly
Cast Cate Blanchett, Anna Broinowski, Ronald Falk, Jane Harders, Lech Mackiewicz


Supported By

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government and by the NSW Government through Create NSW.