Stories Like These and Griffin Independent present the world premiere of


by Jane Bodie

2 – 26 April 2014

“To be honest mate, I wasn’t sure what to expect. You know, for all I know, you could have come to the door stark naked. Stark naked with a meat axe.”

Two actors researching a theatre project befriend a seemingly quiet and ordinary man named Adam. In reality, Adam’s unexceptional existence is carefully calibrated – a precarious sideways tightrope-walk over his mental illness. Now, Adam’s new friends are at risk of throwing his life dangerously off balance. And there’s every chance they’ll go down with him.

Music offers a sharp critique of the way mental illness is perceived today and examines the dangerous consequences of raiding people’s personal lives in the name of art. A surprising and surprisingly funny story of people connecting and colliding, as two actors blunder their way into Adam’s life, causing untold damage to him as a result.

Having delighted Griffin audiences with This Year’s Ashes in 2011, the world premiere of Music marks the return of playwright Jane Bodie, teaming up with director Corey McMahon (Rust and Bone).

Anthony Gee
Sam O’Sullivan
Kate Skinner
Tom Stokes

Director  Corey McMahon
Designer  Pip Runciman
Lighting Design  Verity Hampson & Benjamin Brockman
Sound Design and Composer  Nate Edmondson
Stage Manager  Angharad Lindley

Production Photos by Kurt Sneddon

★★★★ – TimeOut Sydney

Music is riveting stuff” – Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s a devastating portrait of confusion, pain and lost identity” – Stage Whispers

“a tender, funny work that engages emotions from the start. Highly recommended”The Daily Telegraph

2 – 26 April 2014

Previews 2 & 3 April
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 26 April 2pm & 7pm

100 minutes

$35 / $28

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SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross