By Andrew Bovell
4 February - 19 March 2011
Two couples set out to betray their partners…A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone…A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect…Contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers.
In Andrew Bovell’s masterfully interconnected polyphony, an evocative mystery unravels at the same time as a devastating tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.
Premiering at the SBW Stables in Griffin’s 1996 season, Speaking in Tongues went on to win the AWGIE for best play before being transformed into the multi AFI award winning hit film Lantana. On the fifteenth anniversary of the play, and the tenth anniversary of the film, Griffin welcomes an all time Australian classic back to the intimate space where it all began. Artistic Director Sam Strong (The Power of Yes, THOM PAIN (Based on Nothing), Red Sky Morning) will reimagine the work with a new generation of talent in a powerhouse new production.
Director Sam Strong
Designer Dayna Morrissey
Lighting Designer Danny Pettingill
Sound Designer & Composer Steve Francis
With Lucy Bell, Caroline Craig, Andy Rodoreda, Christopher Stollery
Preview 4, 5, 7, 8 February
Season 10 February – 19 March
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
2 hours including an interval.
Smoking and haze effect.
Speaking in Tongues Trailer
“Strong’s assured production…makes gripping drama” Sydney Morning Herald
“…a richly entertaining modern classic. A must-see.” The Australian
“This is a gripping, emotionally and intellectually satisfying production of an exceptional piece of contemporary Australian theatre. Go get tangled up in its wonderful web.” Time Out
“What is there left for me to say? Speaking in Tongues: see it. It is perfect.” Augusta Supple
“It’s possibly the best Australian play in a generation or two, a must-see…And Strong’s production is bloody marvellous…A+” Crikey – Curtain Call
“Speaking in Tongues is a play that has stood the test of time and deserves the title of modern Australian classic…it is a production that would reward repeated viewings.” Australian Stage
“If you haven’t already purchased tickets, don’t walk, stampede to the Griffin box office to book for this intense firecracker of a show.” Arts Hub
“Not only technically clever…but sweetly poignant and funny too” Stage Noise
Our good friends at @PerformingLines are seeking a Senior Production Manager with experience in touring productions throughout Australia and internationally. Do you know a theatrical dynamo who fits the bill? Apply from now until 1 March: https://t.co/NfTnjvyWNy
From 26 Feb-1 Mar at 107 (Redfern Street), join our friends at @ShopfrontArts for ArtsLab: Behind Closed Doors—a festival of five new creative works from six emerging artists, spanning installation, film, theatre, documentary and pop culture.
Learn more: https://t.co/xoRsMsdFz4
It's Monday Rush for 'Family Values'! Get in quick to grab a $20 ticket to tonight's 7pm show!
Until 7 March
Book online: https://t.co/CKBTSDpzX5
Or call the Griffin Box Office: (02) 9361 3817
Griff Garage Sale happening right now at our costume store, 91 Canal Road Lilyfield. Head down to score yourself a bargain! Closes at 3pm 👚👖👗👔🩳🩱👡👢👟🥾🧢🥼👒👑
BATCH IS BACK. AND IT’S FRESHER THAN EVER! Stoked to unveil the lineup for Batch Festival 2020, our 3 week festival lock-in of shows by some of the freshest, wildest and most inventive artists in the country. 17 April - 2 May. https://t.co/YeeYwFObGD #batchfestival #griffinbatch