Coming home from her sister’s funeral, Grace decides that at 87 years old… her time has come. She’s done with it all. She’s ready to leave the party.
Her daughter, Dorothy, decides her mum is just depressed. She makes it her mission to show Grace the beauty of living. But Dorothy is divorced. Stuck in a dead-end job. Estranged from her own daughter, Suzie, who lives halfway across the world. Soon, Dorothy starts to worry that her mum might have the right idea.
Pushing up daisies. Kicking the bucket. Ghosting the Party. The euphemisms are endless. For a phenomenon so certain and all-encompassing, humans are terribly good at looking for ways to avoid talking about death. It’s easy to forget that the concept of ‘checking out’ can be complex, contradictory—funny, even. Especially when an old lady with a bone-dry wit is involved.
Three generations of women face brutal questions of mortality in this uproarious pitch-black comedy from Melissa Bubnic, internationally-renowned writer of Boys Will Be Boys _and _Beached, with Griffin’s Associate Artist Andrea James in the director’s chair—hand on heart and tongue in cheek. Painted with poetry, unflinching honesty and an almost absurd amount of biting one-liners, confronting death has never been this (gravely) funny.
Your digital tickets will be emailed to you approximately three days before the performance, with a reminder the day before. Please note that our Box Office is completely contactless and tickets are therefore not available at the door. Simply bring your printed ticket or show the ticket on your phone and you will be scanned in.
The Box Office and The Penny Cook Bar will be open one hour before the scheduled show time.
Griffin Theatre Company will be running at 75% capacity.
Proof of Vaccination
We require all people over 16 years who are attending the theatre to be fully vaccinated (or have a medical exemption). You will be required to show proof of double vaccination to Griffin staff upon arrival at the theatre. All staff working at our venue are fully vaccinated.
Griffin requires the use of face masks while in the venue. If you’ve forgotten your mask (or left it on the train!) we will have face masks for you.
For the safety of our artists and staff, Griffin requires everyone who attends our venue to register for contact tracing. QR codes will be available at the door so you can easily register with your phone. You can also manually sign in. By registering on arrival, you agree to follow our COVID-Safe plan and to follow direction from staff.
Food & Beverage
The Penny Cook Bar will be open before and after each performance. Drinking is allowed while standing or seated in the foyer and we ask that you maintain social distancing where possible. From 2022, food & beverage will no be longer be allowed in the theatre.
All spaces in the SBW Stables Theatre are thoroughly cleaned after every performance. This includes but is not limited to: the seating banks, bathrooms, foyer, stairwell and bar.