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Red Stitch: Dead Centre & Sea Wall

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

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…

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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,…

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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…

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The Flock and the Nest

The cast from St Michael's Grammar School

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…

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Red Stitch: Grounded

Kate Cole in 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…

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Red Stitch: This Year’s Ashes

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…

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Red Stitch: NSFW

NSFW. Photo by Jodie Hutcinson

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…

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Red Stitch: Roam

Roam. Photo by Jodie Hutchinson.

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…

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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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Red Stitch: About Tommy

Matthew Whitty in Tommy. Photo Jodie Hutchinso

When the techie has to start the applause at the end of a show, you know it wasn’t a good night. I missed the super supportive opening night of Red Stitch’s About Tommy, so saw it with regular punters and it was one of those nights when something was missing. Tommy is…

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