There’s not anything relatively like being within the Giant Apple, is there? Final week, I joined a small workforce of intrepid Griffin Board individuals and donors on a theatre pilgrimage to Broadway for the hole of Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie, directed by means of Justin Martin and starring Jodie Comer. At the again of 2 Olivier Awards, together with Best possible New Play, and 4 Tony Award nominations, Suzie’s luck and the affect of this paintings was once palpable. There have been articles in the entire primary newspapers from The New York Occasions to the LA Occasions and the star-spotting at a couple of presentations made us need to pinch ourselves.
On the identical time, Griffin’s manufacturing of Prima Facie directed by means of Lee Lewis and starring Sheridan Harbridge was once on a five-week Australian excursion which completed in Toowoomba remaining night time. Lee and Sheridan’s dedication to this paintings may be worthy of popularity and has been elementary to its luck. As we discuss, the State Theatre Corporate of South Australia is presenting a brand spanking new manufacturing of Prima Facie, directed by means of David Mealor and starring Caroline Craig. There also are plans for the paintings to be made into a movie.
Now not many Australian playwrights can boast this degree of luck and shall we no longer be extra proud. From little issues, giant issues develop. Through supporting best Australian playwriting on our small degree and wrapping the whole lot we will round a piece for it to prevail—we say that our tales topic. We fortify artists at a vital level of their profession. And once they leap, like Suzie is, we’re proper beside them.
Simply across the nook (previews get started subsequent week) is any other one-woman display that we’re tremendous interested by: Pony by means of Eloise Snape, directed by means of Anthea Williams and starring Briallen Clarke. That is any other powerhouse trio of ladies—if truth be told, all of the ingenious workforce of Pony is constructed from girls. And sizzling on its tail will likely be Suzie’s subsequent paintings: Jailbaby. Don’t disregard, it’s surely no longer too overdue to subscribe and get less expensive tickets and a number of advantages together with reductions on beverages at The Penny Prepare dinner Bar, invites to unique Griffin occasions and Associates Charges at the further tickets you buy for family and friends. You’ll e book as few as 2 Performs in a bundle, which makes subscribing to Griffin a little bit of a no brainer.
It was once nice to look a heap of theatre in New York however TBH, the theatre we make in Sydney completely holds its personal across the world. It was once magic to go back and forth midway internationally and witness Suzie’s play touchdown so powerfully among an excessively theatre-discerning crowd. However magic additionally occurs at the tiny SBW Stables degree (UFO, which simply completed a sell-out season, was once a perfect instance of this).
I’m hoping we see you within the lobby quickly. There’s quite a bit to be happy with, and extra historical past to be made.