Griffin & Sabine

Described on Sunday December 16, 2018 at 2 pm at the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria | 250-385-6815 | Map

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This performance will be followed by a Touch Tour.

Theatre Buddies are available to guide adult VocalEye members with vision loss, 18 years of age and older, who are travelling on their own. This service is generously provided by members of the Victoria Society for Blind Arts and Culture. Please contact Linda Bartram at 250-595-5888. Deadline to reserve a Buddy is the Friday before the described performance.

Described by Jill Sharpe

Written by Nick Bantock

Adapted for the stage by Nick Bantock and Michael Shamata

Griffin Moss is a lonely artist in London, who makes postcards for a living. His life is changed forever when he receives a cryptic postcard from Sabine Strohem, a woman he has never met. She is an artist who illustrates postage stamps and lives in the South Pacific. The two begin “An Extraordinary Correspondence.”

Combining elements of romance, mythology, modern philosophy, and Jungian psychology, Griffin and Sabine is the story of two souls seeking the courage and the means to unite. Based on the book titled “Griffin and Sabine: an extraordinary correspondence” written by Nick Bantock. Combining elements of romance, mythology, modern philosophy, and Jungian psychology, the book made a big splash when it was released in 1991 partly because of its ingenious design. The story literally unfolded in the form of actual letters and postcards that the reader had to open and interact with. Bantock himself designed hundreds of book covers (for Philip Roth, John Updike, and others) before he fled London with his rather Sabine-like artist wife to live on a lovely island off the west coast of Canada.


“The language in the Belfry Theatre’s production of Griffin and Sabine is beautiful: lyrical and poetic. The acting is superb and the projected images are stunning.”Monday Magazine