BY SISTERS GRIMM
20 November - 14 December 2013
Georgia. 1861. A faded Southern belle returns to the family plantation after ten years away. But where has she been? Why did she run? And what secrets are buried in the ol’ greenhouse?
Fantastically melodramatic, at times obscene, and definitely outrageous, Summertime in the Garden of Eden is an epic story of love, betrayal and murder in the spirit of Gone With The Wind.
Sisters Grimm have been happily staining the Melbourne Fringe for years. Now Sydney gets a taste of their biggest hit, which completely sold out its premiere season (in a suburban garage). Funny, chaotic, brilliant – it’s as close as you’ll get to a Christmas panto at Griffin.
Sisters Grimm and Griffin Independent in association with Theatre Works.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Created by Ash Flanders & Declan Greene
Director Declan Greene
Set & Costume Designer Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith
Stage Manager Gina Bianco
Producer Daniel Clarke for Theatre Works
With Olympia Bukkakis, Agent Cleave, Genevieve Giuffre, Bessie Holland, Peter Paltos
Photographer Marg Horwell
Previews 20, 21 November
Season 23 November – 14 December
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday, 14 December – 2pm and 7pm
Approx. 70 minutes.
‘An utterly fabulous work of theatre… excruciatingly funny.’ Australian Stage
‘A pantomime with intellectual and social bite… Gloriously silly and amazingly smart.’ StageNoise
‘It’s absolutely vital theatre. Go see it and take everyone you know (and maybe a spare pair of pants).’ ★★★★★ Herald Sun
‘It is melodrama on amyl nitrate… don’t miss it.’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘Wonderful performances by an impressive cast… an invigorating, entertaining romp.’ Sydney Arts Guide
‘From the moment you step into the theatre, it’s clear you’re in for something special.’ ★★★★ 1/2 The Age
‘There really is only one show that ought to be mandatory… just see it. ★★★★ Time Out, Melbourne
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