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A Notice from Declan, 14 April


Pricey Grif-friend,

Kings Cross comes alive in autumn. Falling leaves floating within the air; one-footed pigeons hobbling beneath the silhouetted 5pm skyline; and my fellow gym-gays doing discreet protein-farts into their black gymnasium shorts (the majestic transition from ‘shredding’ to ‘bulking’ season).

Kings Cross heralds this alteration earlier than the remainder of Sydney does, inviting you into its array of cosy indoor areas (the Griffin employees heartily suggest Dulcie’s in case you’re inclined in the direction of unimaginable cocktails with all-Australian elements). As I walked down the hill from Griffin to Darlinghurst Theatre Co final week to catch the brand new Australian play Keep Woke, I couldn’t assist however really feel… dare I say… excited?… for Kings Cross’s colder months. Perhaps I used to be homesick for my wet, depressing, hipster homeland of Melbourne. But it surely’s additionally as a result of there’s quite a lot of nice theatre on the horizon at our beloved SBW Stables Theatre.

However earlier than I get forward of myself—final week noticed the top of the smash-hit Griffin Lookout season of A is for Apple by Jessica Bellamy. When you caught this one, I feel you’ll agree that it was a joyous, larger-than-life hour-long journey—one you wish to go on once more, and once more, and once more (I managed thrice, personally). The performances of Amy Hack and Zoe Resnick have been heart-warming and gut-bustlingly humorous in equal measure—an enormous congratulations to the unbiased workforce who defied a pandemic, interrupted rehearsals and numerous different challenges to carry the present to the stage in such an incredible style. The way forward for unbiased theatre in Sydney seems vibrant!

When you did miss A is for Apple and nonetheless need a hearty dose of Amy Hack… it’s a very good factor she’s sticking round to star in Griffin’s subsequent Fundamental Season manufacturing—Ghosting the Celebration by Melissa Bubnic. Amy brings her impeccable sense of craft to the function of Suzie—the youngest of three ladies who come up in opposition to questions of mortality on this very humorous, very darkish comedy. Amy stars alongside the legendary Belinda Giblin and Jillian O’Dowd, directed by our very personal Andrea James. 

Till then, I’ll be taking the chance to search out moments of peace over the following couple of weeks. Time is transferring deviously quick this 12 months, so I’ll spend time over the lengthy weekend doing what is really significant to me (consuming pizza and bingeing clips of Joan Collins’s meanest one-liners on Dynasty). I hope you are taking the time to do one thing that makes you equally blissful… until that factor includes calling the Griffin Field Workplace, which shall be closed till 10am on Tuesday 19 April. 

Wishing you a superb and restful lengthy weekend! We’ll see you again on the SBW Stables Theatre very quickly.

A lot love,

Declan Greene
Creative Director & Co-CEO



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