By Phillip Kavanagh
2 April - 7 May 2016
The past is what you make it.
John saw his brother Michael die. He seems to have forgotten it, until now. His brother Peter saw it too, but remembers things differently. Together, they revisit the past in search of a common truth. But this search has terrifying, unexpected consequences for them both.
Winner of the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award in 2011, Phillip Kavanagh is a playwright of exceptional delicacy. Replay is a beautiful meditation on the fluidity of life, childhood nostalgia and the fallibility of collective memory. It reminds us that moments of chance, lost or taken, can determine our destiny.
A co-commission with Playwriting Australia supported by Rhonda McIver
Director Lee Lewis
Designer Tobhiyah Stone Feller
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
Composer & Sound Designer Daryl Wallis
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
With Jack Finsterer, Alfie Gledhill, Anthony Gooley
Previews 2, 4, 5, 6 April
Season 9 April – 7 May
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
Tuesday 3 May 2pm & 7pm
Approximately 80 minutes no interval.
“Griffin Theatre Company once again supports an imaginative, innovative new work by an Australian playwright.” Daily Arts Guide, Paul Nolan
“Kavanagh’s script is at once ethereal and tough – as delicate in its observations of boys’ foibles as it is flinty in understanding where that can lead … Replay is a fascinating portrayal of that fragile and deceptive fraud: memory.” Stage Noise, Diana Simmonds
“Memory, time, family, truth: these are all themes that will ensure audience members engage with their experience as it goes beyond the realms of mere entertainment.” The Brag, Tegan Jones
“In this delicate new drama, Patrick White Playwrights’ Award winner Phillip Kavanagh experiments with form – and time and space – to examine how different people deal with trauma.” Time Out
"...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
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"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!