Jane Bodie is someone who knows how to keep the plates spinning. With three plays happening simultaneously across two states, one might expect a certain fatigue to be trickling down the phone from Sydney, but if anything, her London inflections reflect an energy and excitement about her current ventures. These include two remounts, Hilt and This… Read more.
From original ensemble member, to leader of the pack, Red Stitch’s Ella Caldwell talks with Bethany Simons about landing the role of Artistic Director for Melbourne’s most prominent independent theatre company. When a fresh-faced nineteen-year-old Ella Caldwell auditioned for Red Stitch Actors Theatre, it never occurred to her that more than eleven years later, not… Read more.
As Red Stitch’s The Pride opens with a Phillip Glass string quartet and two sharply-dressed men staring at each other across a spotless room, there’s no hope that it’s about a group a lions. And when a wife appears, it’s all over red rover in terms of surprise. Alternating between the UK in the 50s and the nows –… 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.
The only thing that over shadows Joanna Murray-Smith’s complex plot and labyrinth structure is her delicious and quotable wit. Back in a small theatre and with Red Stitch’s boutique creators, the world premiere of Day One. A Hotel, Evening delivers a world so familiar that it could hurt to watch, if it weren’t so damn… Read more.
Red Stitch Actors Theatre Artistic Director, David Whiteley last night announced the Company’s second season for 2010. The program offers an exciting collection of new and diverse plays from around the globe, including the world premiere of Stop.Rewind by Melbourne writer, Melissa Bubnic. Stop.Rewind is the second play developed through the Red Stitch Writers Programme, following on from the… Read more.