Exclusive: Sad ENO loses vital staffer

Exclusive: Sad ENO loses vital staffer


norman lebrecht

June 17, 2018

Terri-Jayne Griffin is leaving. The Coliseum will fall apart without her vitality as Producing Director.

Message this morning from the CEO, Stuart Murphy:

Hi everyone

Sorry to ruin your Sunday morning but thought I’d let you know some news as soon as I did, especially as we’ve been talking so much about how ENO has to dramatically improve communication within the company (one of the main pieces of feedback from our first staff survey in about 10 years)

Sadly the legend that is TJ Griffin is leaving us after an illustrious 19 years at the company.

She is going on to a career in musicals.

Recent message from Terri: In my wildest dreams as a young girl growing up in Brisbane, I’d never have imagined I would produce CHESS and work with Benny Andersson from ABBA. Beyond thrilling!!!


  • Barry Guerrero says:

    I never imagined that I’d ever have to hear another ABBA song.

    Regardless, GOOD LUCK! Congrats.

    • DJ says:

      Benny Andersson has a mind and feel for melody like no other. Music is music no matter the genre.
      The ABBA boys are GOOD no matter what genre for which they write music. They check all the boxes.

      From the Hep Stars to ABBA to Chess to Kristina fran Duvemala to BAO to Piano.
      All top shelf in their respective genre.

      If you have not heard Benny’s ‘Piano’ album (DG). Check it out. 21 tracks of piano music from ABBA, Chess, Kristina fran Duvemala, etc….

      It is Benny’s classical interpretation on his grand piano. He is a brilliant player.



    A serious and significant loss for ENO – she was a linch-pin

  • Anonymous says:

    Golly! ‘One Night in Bankok’ and this ‘Model of Decorum and Tranquility’ ‘(Florence) Quits’! I take ‘Nobody’s Side’; but ‘Heaven Help My Heart’, I’d like to know what is the ‘Deal (No Deal)’ here. Was there an ‘Argument’? What’s the ‘Endgame’?