Articles on ‘Red Stitch’

Red Stitch: Middletown

Middletown. Gareth Reeves, Christina O’Neill. Photo by  Jodie Hutchinson

There’s an extraordinary depth to Will Eno’s Middletown, from the work’s ability to transcend the mundane aspects of everyday life and reach the lofty heights of our galaxy to its disarming charm and Carroll-esque humour. Red Stitch Theatre has pulled off a remarkable feat in this production, which left the audience in tears of laugher…. Read more.

Red Stitch: Detroit

Sarah Sutherland. Detroit. Photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Detroit never says it’s about Detroit. It’s about suburbs where communities are falling apart and the hope of the hard-work way to an easy happy-ever-after is disintegrating in a world where the only real trickle down is insecurity and crisis. Directed by Tanya Dickson, the Red Stitch production keeps its feet in America but feels like… Read more.

Red Stitch: Dead Centre & Sea Wall

Dead Centre & Sea Wall. Red Stitch. Photo by Jodie HutchinsonPRENDERGAST


Dead Centre is a new piece by Tom Holloway that reflects on and adds a new dimension to the 2008 work Sea Wall by Simon Stephens. Both are solo short plays told from the hurt of emptiness, and this combination of new/local writing with a known-but-not-seen-here work has created an exceptional piece of compelling and affecting theatre. In this… Read more.

Win a Double Pass to Grounded at the Seymour Centre

Win a Double Pass to Grounded at the Seymour Centre

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Grounded at the Seymour Centre on Friday, May 1. Presented by Australia’s leading Ensemble theatre company Red Stitch, Grounded is the gripping story of a female fighter pilot striving to reconcile the tensions of an internal war and external battle. Directed by Kirsten von Bibra, the striking and intense production… Read more.

Red Stitch: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas

Photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Dennis Kelly’s cautionary morality fable of corporate greed, corruption and an insatiable hunger for power at any cost, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, is superbly executed in the first offering of Red Stitch Actors Theatre’s 2015 season. From the moment we are ushered into the space – a perfect cube of clinical whitewashed sterility,… Read more.

The Flock and the Nest

St Michael’s Grammar School is next door to the Red Stitch theatre and when the school approached the theatre company to collaborate on a production, it was impossible to say no. Working with director Gary Abrahams and playwright Glynn Roberts, The Flock and the Nest was developed specifically for and with the cast of students (a role was… Read more.

Red Stitch: Grounded

See Grounded for Kate Cole’s performance or for the writing or to be reminded how theatre can creep into your heart with a mixture of hurt and happiness that makes you feel a little bit more alive. Grounded is a monologue about an American fighter pilot who is already far away and thinking about drinking with the boys… Read more.

Red Stitch: This Year’s Ashes

Ellen has moved out of Melbourne into a new apartment in Sydney: a city that she hates everything about. Complications arise when her father, who has been away for two years, arrives unannounced. This Year’s Ashes, at Red Stitch, revolves around the relationship between Ellen and her father, with sporadically placed interludes of awkward post-coital conversations… Read more.

Red Stitch: NSFW

NSFW is a thought-provoking play by English writer Lucy Kirkwood, who, at 29, has already received a string of awards for her writing. First presented at the Royal Court Theatre in London last year, Red Stitch were quick of the mark to present it in Melbourne. NSFW (not being in touch with today’s surfeit of… Read more.

Red Stitch: Roam

Adam J A Cass’s Roam was developed through the Red Stitch Writers Program. Like his very successful I Love You, Bro (first seen at the 2007 Fringe), it’s about remembering that no matter how anonymous we play on the internet, there’s a person behind every hot game avatar, flattering wink and bitchy comment. Johnny (Tim Potter) and Julia (Ella Caldwell)… Read more.