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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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A Quick Chat With

Red Stitch 2013: Tim Ross

Tim Ross

Red Stitch’s first show for 2013 is 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog. It explores the relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who struggles to remember hers and starts Julia Blake and Red Stitch ensemble members Ngaire Dawn and Tim Ross. Before moving to Melbourne,…

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Perfect Midsummer night at Red Stitch

Midsummer: Ella Caldwell & Ben Prendergast. Photo by Jodie Hutchinson

It's a tale about 30-something angst with accents, so it has to be in the Red Stitch season – but Midsummer is as welcome and gorgeous as a warm turquoise day under a shady tree with a shamelessly expensive picnic basket with your best friends, and your favourite musician turns up with a…

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Hamlet and Faustus mash up

Wittenberg. Photo by Jodie Hutchinson

Hamlet, philosophy, temptation, indulgences (the paid for kind), Banksy rats, coffee and the quill. Welcome to Wittenberg, Germany, 1517, and Red Stitch, St Kilda, 2012. Here a young Danish prince, who looks like he’s stepped out of Brideshead Revisited, discusses life (or not), the universe and salvation with his university professors John Faustus…

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Artist Profiles

An incredible journey: Christina O’Neill on The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Christina O'Neill stars in The Motherf**ker with the Hat

The star-studded Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Motherf**ker with the Hat was nominated for six Tony Awards last year. Not surprisingly, the Australian actors currently appearing in Red Stitch’s production of this “high octane verbal prize fight” are thrilled for the opportunity, to say the least. Christina O’Neill, a WAAPA graduate, dedicated and…

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Red Stitch’s MoFo

The cast of Red Stitch's The motherf**ker with the hat

The motherf**ker with the hat opened on Broadway last year and scored a pile of Tony Award nominations. And, as always, Red Stitch continue to let us experience such exciting new writing. Welcome to a residential hotel in Times Square, New York, where no one cares that they can walk to…

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