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2017/2016 Productions

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2017 Griffin Script Club
“There are many great plays in the Australian repertoire that have, mysteriously, been more or less forgotten. They still have a lot in them to excite us and to say to us, and they ought to be revived. The Script Club highlights four of these. It is like a tasting menu. (There are many more.) When you read an old play you should always ask, ‘What’s in it for us, now?’ That is what we will be asking.” John McCallum.

As a Script Club member, you will receive a copy of the script to read in advance (PDF or hard copy, depending on the play) then you'll join John and your fellow club members (small group - 20 max.) in the SBW Stables foyer for afternoon tea. This is an open discussion, not a lecture - bring your own opinions!


The Ham Funeral
Written in 1948 by Australia’s only Nobel Laureate for Literature, Patrick White, The Ham Funeralis one of the most intriguingly original plays in Australian theatre history. Part vaudeville, part lyric poem, and part gothic drama, it is an unnervingly dark and vulgar investigation of the human condition.


Griffin Scratch
An evening of new (hopefully hilarious) ideas. There’ll be scripts in hands, snippets on stage, jokes-in-progress and all sorts of gloriously unfinished arty business for you to watch for the first (and possibly last) time. Featuring Nikki Britton, Michael Workman, Caleb Lewis, Jennifer Wong, Henry Stone and Sabrina D’Angelo.




Sunset Strip
Suzie Miller (Caress/Ache) returns to the Stables to examine all manners of love, family dysfunction and making the best of shitty situations and prosthetic breasts. Directed by Anthony Skuse, Sunset Strip finds the humour in tragedy and creates an unlikely path for humanity to triumph.


Robyn Archer
Robyn Archer and her musicians bring to life music from the classic cabaret repertoire—from Paris’ Le Chat Noir to 1930’s Nazi Germany—to the songs that shaped America. A passionate journey through Archer’s eyes of the mood and events of those eras, it’s also a reminder of how music holds us together across time.


Rice
Nisha is a high-flying executive at Australia’s largest producer of rice. Working late every night, she encounters Yvette, the woman who cleans her office. As the two women trade stories about their day, Nisha soon realises that Yvette has more to offer than merely clearing away her dishes.


Diving for Pearls
Katherine Thomson’s story about aspiration and reinvention is one of the great Australian plays. Set in Wollongong during the economic rationalism of the ‘80s, Diving for Pearls remains startlingly relevant.


Merciless Gods
From migrant camps to pill-popping hipster dinner parties, from prison cells to gay saunas and porn shoots, Merciless Gods is a vicious and tender portrait of contemporary Australian society, capturing the haunting aspects of the human psyche.


Virgins and Cowboys
A sitcom-reject, set in cyberspace, Virgins & Cowboys is a play about a 20-something dude stuck in a dead-end job who meets two women online, both of whom are virgins. As he sets out on a mission to ‘be the one who…’, the internet, the past and the future smash together and everything crumbles around him.

 

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