Golden Blood feels like a big-screen thriller, even though it’s got a cast of two.
Playing out on the neon streets of Singapore, it desperately claws back the extreme wealth it once knew, holding a rusty machete between its teeth.
Originally slated for our 2021 Season, Merlynn Tong’s Golden Blood is back and hungrier than ever in 2022.
When her mother dies, a teenage girl is left alone within the four walls of the only thing she’s inherited—a decaying penthouse in the heart of Singapore. To make matters worse, she’s now in the care of her estranged brother, and he’s not exactly up to the gig. For one, he’s only a few years older than her. And two, he’s a gangster.
Like, an actual one.
Left with next to nothing, the orphaned siblings become a formidable, atypical corporation of two. But it’s not long before cracks begin to show. What is the trade-off for desiring excessive levels of luxury? What should be kept in this world, and what should be offered to the next?
Merlynn Tong is an unstoppable acting-writing polymath—directed at the centre of her own play by Griffin’s Associate Artistic Director Tessa Leong. Golden Blood will make its long-awaited premiere in 2022, presented in a unique partnership with our friends at Melbourne Theatre Company.
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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.
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We require all people over 16 years who are attending the theatre to be vaccinated (or have a medical exemption). You will be required to show proof of up-to-date vaccination to Griffin staff upon arrival at the theatre. All staff working at our venue are 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.
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.