By Jessica Bellamy
10 - 15 September 2018
Presented by Griffin Theatre Company
In Jewish tradition, a new day begins in the evening. That is why Shabbat, the day of rest, is welcomed at sundown. You’re invited to the Bellamy family dining table, set with their finest glassware and a few charmingly mismatched spoons. In this unique (and not so traditional) dinner-turned-performance, the rituals and customs of a Shabbat dinner are recreated. Bread is broken. Family stories are offered. As the night unfolds, a community is built and then dismantled. Written by award-winning playwright Jessica Bellamy, Shabbat Dinner weaves together poetic storytelling, live music and Bellamy’s best attempt at rekindling the taste of her Baba’s borscht. A celebration of food, family and feminism that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theatre.
‘A powerful, universal tale of love, loss and the hardship that people, and women in particular, must still endure worldwide.’ ★★★★ – ArtsHub
This show has now sold out.
Director Anthony Skuse
Producers Brent Davidson & Jessica Bellamy
Stage Manager & Co-Designer Kelsey Lee
With Jessica Bellamy, Amy Hack, Kirsty Marillier
10 – 15 September
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply
90 minutes without interval
“…a timely reminder that we are all more alike than we are different. Also that the ancient belief of sharing food and table to break down ignorance and enmity is as true today as it ever was.” ★★★★ Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
“A warm, entertaining and educational work of chamber theatre.” David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide
“An intriguing and informative immersive theatrical experience.” Jade Kops, Broadway World
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