BY JANE BODIE
7 October - 19 November 2011
There are rules in this city
Never bring them back to your place
Never more than three shags
Never tell them your real name
Never mention the cricket Never (ever) cry
Ellen lives a shiny life in the heart of a shiny city. She hates her office job, the alcohol isn’t making her as drunk as it used to, and she seems to be allergic to the water. But there is always the company of strangers in this city – the stranger, the better. She thinks she’s doing fine, except that lingering grief has taken hold and the anonymous guy she’s going home with may not be so anonymous.
A hilarious, touching urban fable of connection and redemption, of moving and moving on, This Year’s Ashes welcomes one of our most brutal, insightful and bitingly funny writers Jane Bodie to Griffin. And joining her for this deliciously dark and dirty theatrical bender is one of our hottest new directing talents, Shannon Murphy.
This Year’s Ashes is a reluctant romantic comedy about Sydney, grief and cricket.
Follow Ellen on Twitter @elleninsydney
Director Shannon Murphy
Assistant Director Brandon Martignago
Designer Rita Carmody
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer Steve Francis
Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
With Belinda Bromilow, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Nathan Lovejoy
Preview 7, 8, 10 & 11 October
Season 14 October – 19 November
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
SINGLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Under 30 $30
$15 Rush tickets – limited number available Monday evenings at the door
Transaction fees of $2.50 for online bookings and $4 for phone bookings apply.
The show runs for 2 hour 20 mins with an interval.
Phone bookings 02 9361 3817
SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011
“This Year’s Ashes is a broadly appealing, wryly funny and touching comedy, and this clear-sighted production directed by Shannon Murphy shows it off to its best advantage. It is ideally cast and near flawlessly performed.” SMH
“A solid innings all round” Daily Telegraph
“This is a rom-com of a positively delicious kind. It makes you laugh, and often, and loudly, and also cry, gently, but deeply….Book quickly. Do go. Another gentle treasure from the Griffin Theatre Company. No to be missed.” Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary
“As both a piece of writing, and a piece of theatre, it’s unbeatable…Script. Cast. Crew. All that glitters isn’t gold, but this sparkles and comes close to being a treasure.” Crikey
“the success of this show lies in its emotion, which wells up underneath all its witty comedy of recognition and genre playfulness.” The Australian
“This show is going to sell out, do yourself a favour and make this the show you take your favourite girlfriend to” Augusta Supple’s blog.
“This world premiere season of This Year’s Ashes is excellently written and terrifically performed. A small, glowing treasure, and possibly a new Australian classic.” Artshub
Vale Ken. There is no Griffin today without you. https://t.co/3XKmmUiPDT
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We've reached the end of the meal: 'Shabbat Dinner' has now wrapped up a sold-out week of stories, song and delicious food at the Stables! Big congrats to playwright Jess Bellamy, director Anthony Skuse & the show's cast and creatives on such a successful season! #shabbatdinner
Poignant. Hilarious. Delicious! #3WordReview #shabbatdinner