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THANKS FOR CELEBRATING WITH US

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A huge thanks to everyone who joined our 15th Birthday celebrations on Sunday. We had an incredible night sharing great memories, and Artistic Director Ella Caldwell’s words summed up the occasion beautifully:
What started 15 years ago as a group of like-minded actors, honing our craft and staging contemporary, intimate, gutsy theatre we loved, has evolved into a major player in the national arts landscape, fulfilling our dream of an artist-driven collective where members work together to realise and develop plays that we are passionate about, that speak to audiences and demand to be seen.
 
Vince Miller, the founder of Red Stitch, miraculously brought together a group of actors whose determination and commitment to rigorously investigating our craft … could weather the ups and downs of independent theatre … where each member’s voice contributes and balances the company’s direction.
I’d like to toast the audiences, playwrights, actors, directors, designers, technicians, arts managers and administrators, volunteers and everyone who plays a part in this pursuit we share … a collective experience, of empathy, of understanding what it means to be human, of the questions and challenges of our society, of the things that must be scrutinised and the things that we must rejoice over.
Special thanks to Susie Wong for the delicious canapes, the City of Port Phillip for providing the stunning St Kilda Town Hall as our venue, and
DJ Bex Cav and Johnny Wonderpants for the great tunes.
 
Photos Courtesy Just ‘n Idea

THE HONEY BEES

NOW OPEN

by Caleb Lewis
Directed by Ella Caldwell
14 June – 16 July 
Tickets Selling Fast
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With Eva Seymour, Christopher Brown, Rebecca Bower, Marta Kaczmarek & Katerina Kotsonis
Production Dramaturg Tom Healey
Set & Costume Sophie Woodward
Lighting Daniel Anderson
Composition & Sound Daniel Nixon
Stage Manager Hannah Bullen
Assistant Stage Manager Maddie Lyman
 

AROUND TOWN

WIN CABARET TICKETS

ALICE TOVEY: PERSONAL MESSIAH

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Many have claimed to be the Messiah, but you won’t forget this egomaniac in six inch heels.

Personal Messiah is the razor-sharp new show from the cabaret diva who brought you Malice.

Tackling femininity, politics, religion and Beyonce, Alice and right-hand man Ned Dixon bring you brand new songs with their brand new band, The Apostles. Strap in for the future of cabaret comedy! Read More

For your chance to win a double pass to opening night on 21 June, email boxoffice@redstitch and let us know in 25 words or less why you need a personal Messiah.

OPTIC NERVE: THEATRE WORKS RESIDENCY

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Celebrated independent theatre ensemble OpticNerve Performance Group begins a six-week residency at Theatre Works this July, led by OpticNerve’s Artistic Director Tanya Gerstle.

The Behind Closed Doors residency will culminate in a  production of George Eliot’s The Mill on the F
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, directed by Gerstle and featuring Red Stitch ensemble member Rosie Lockhart.

It will include opportunities for actors and directors to train in Gerstle’s technique and discover more about the company’s unique theatre-making approach, becoming immersed in the process and dialogue. Read More

 

 

 


 GET SOME CIDER INSIDE YA

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Don’t be afraid of braving the colder weather. We’ll warm the cockles of your heart with great Australian theatre and tasty treats.

For a limited time the Red Stitch bar has warm spiced and honeyed cider for sale, in honour of THE HONEY BEES. Grab some when you next visit to keep those chills from multiplying.


SUPPORTING RED STITCH

Red Stitch relies on the generous support of our donors to keep producing the vital and thought-provoking theatre we know you love.
If you can help, please contribute to Red Stitch’s end-of-financial year campaign and make a tax-deductible donation today.
Every dollar counts and we are grateful for contributions of any size. DONATE NOW