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Melbourne Festival: The Trouble with Harry

Maude Davey. Photo by Sarah Walker

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…

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Red Stitch: Herding Cats with Ngaire Dawn Faire

Ngaire Dawn Fair. Photo by Sarah Walker

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”.…

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Good People – a terrific start to 2012

Good People – a terrific start to 2012

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…

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