Griffin Theatre Company Announces All-Australian 2013 Season

Griffin Theatre Company Artistic Director Sam Strong today (September 3, 2012) announced his third and final season for the company, at a launch at the Kings Cross Hotel.

The company’s nine Main and Independent season shows in the 2013 season are all-Australian – once again proving that Griffin is more-than-ever the home of great Australian storytelling.

Griffin’s Main Season will present four works, continuing a trend of combining new works with the revival of Australian and Griffin classics.

David Harris

The Terror of the Top NoteUp Close with the elegant Boy from Maitland, David Harris.

David Harris is about to play the role of Emmett in Legally Blonde. He also recently released his second album. On a brief stopover in Sydney, between legs of the Asian tour of Wicked, in which he was playing Fiyero, David Harris reflected on his career and the terror of the top note with Neil Litchfield.

Share an Evening with Stephen Sondheim in Melbourne

One Evening with Stephen Sondheim is now One Afternoon with Stephen Sondheim

One Evening with Stephen Sondheimoriginally scheduled for October 22 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne has been rescheduled and renamed, and will now take pllace at 2pm on Friday November 23 as One Afternoon with Stephen Sondheim.

Ensemble Theatre Season 2013

Co-Artistic Directors Sandra Bates and Mark Kilmurry announced the Ensemble Theatre’s 2013 season on Tuesday August 28, 2012, launching the season a with video presentation at the harbour-side theatre in Kirribilli, Sydney.

Eight of the ten plays in the season are new to Sydney, including World Premieres of three new plays from David Williamson, Geoffrey Atherden and Gary Baxter, and five Australian Premieres, alongside new productions of Bombshells (with Sharon Millerchip) and The Glass Menagerie.

See How They Run For Agatha’s Comfy Slippers

It’s been seen by more than ten million people since it opened in London sixty years ago. When the rights to The Mousetrap were released, amateur theatres in Australia and New Zealand got the first bite of the very juicy cheese. It’s no mystery why professional producers have now taken over. Frank Hatherley reports that some theatres would kill to get the rights.


Lee Lewis New Artistic Director at Griffin

Lee Lewis has been appointed as Griffin Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director, set to take over from Sam Strong on 1 January 2013. 

Lucky Stiff Next Production for Neglected Musicals

Next presentation for Sydney-based Neglected Musicals is Lucky Stiff (Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty).

Directed by Neil Gooding and with Musical Direction by Isaac Hayward, Lucky Stiffis based on the 1983 novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, and will be presented at Darlinghurst Theatre for two performances on October 29 at 2pm and 8pm

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