Award-winning UK writer Jez Butterworth (Mojo, Jerusalem) continues to explore men and masculinity in The River, which has its Australian premiere at Red Stitch. A man (Dion Mills) has brought his girlfriend (Ngaire Dawn Fair) to his cabin by a lake and convinces her to come fishing on a moonless night. On his return, he frantically tries to call… Read more.
Written by Australian playwright Lachlan Philpott, The Trouble with Harry is a story about Harry Crawford, who was made famous after it was discovered that he was born female. It’s set within Crawford’s historical milieu, the suburbs of Sydney during the First World War, as he and his wife Anne work to raise their child…. Read more.
Red Stitch present the Australian premiere of Herding Cats by UK writer Lucinda Coxon. Opening this week, it’s 2010–11 UK productions won the acclaim of critics and it was shortlisted for writing awards. It’s described as bleak with shards of black humour and The Guardian said “see it and shudder”. Ngaire Dawn Fair graduated from… Read more.
Good People was nominated for Best Play at the 2011 Tony’s. It’s damn good writing by David Lindsay-Abaire, and the Australian premiere by Red Stitch made me remember why this company is so damn good. Margie (Andrea Swifte) lives in “Southie”, a poor Boston neighbourhood where she’s just been fired from her job at a dollar store by… Read more.