"I remember. I remember what happened."


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.

Cast & Creatives

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

Performance Times

Performance Dates
 2, 4, 5, 6 April
Season 9 April – 7 May

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
Tuesday 3 May 2pm & 7pm

Run Time
Approximately 80 minutes no interval.


Trailer, Replay

Cast Interview, Replay


“Griffin Theatre Company once again supports an imaginative, innovative new work by an Australian playwright.” Paul Nolan, Daily Arts Guide

“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.” Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

“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.” Tegan Jones, The Brag

“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

Blog Posts

In conversation with Phillip Kavanagh


Two men are sitting on a sofa. One of them is in desperate need of money. His chosen profession of going school-to-school preaching Christianity to children via a puppet of Jesus is proving less lucrative than he’d hoped. (I feel...

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Two Truths, One Lie: Phillip Kavanagh and Benjamin Brockman


Here’s the game: three statements are given, two are true, one a lie.  We asked Replay Playwright Phillip Kavanagh  and Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman to play.  Phillip 1. At one point, the play was about three siblings arguing over how to eulogise their...

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A co-commission with Playwriting Australia supported by Rhonda McIver

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