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SUNSHINE moves in to the building this week and as is to be expected, I am practically living at the theatre.

I consider it a great privilege to be a part of Tom Holloway’s extraordinary new play, and I have wanted to work with director Kirsten von Bibra for years. The cast members I get to share the stage with are brilliant. We can’t wait to bring this story to you.

When we began, Tom warned us that we would grow to hate him by week 3 of rehearsals because of how hard the script is to learn. At the time everyone laughed. However, I think if I didn’t have the bank of admiration and fondness for him that I do; it might be a real risk! Sunshine is fiendishly difficult to put together but an absolute gift.

And I am certain it will be an exhilarating experience for audiences.

It’s exciting being in the theatre tonight with the design team doing their thing – Matt Adey on set and lights and Elizabeth Drake on composition. These two last worked together, with Kirsten, on our production of Grounded. They are great artists and I can feel the magic building around me as I write.

I’m going to get back to working on the play and I can’t wait to see you in the foyer after the show from next week!

Ella Caldwell

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Artistic Director

Red Stitch

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By Tom Holloway

Directed by Kirsten von Bibra

World Premiere

With Ella Caldwell, Phil Hayden, Caroline Lee & George Lingard.

11 October – 5 November

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Set & Lighting design Matthew Adey

Costume  Matilda Woodroofe

Sound design & compostion Elizabeth Drake

Stage Manager  Sarah Tulloch

Assistant Stage Manager Madison Lyman

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SUNSHINE in print

We are happy to announce that Tom Holloway’s SUNSHINE will published by Playlab and available to purchase for $29.95. The publication includes the full script, program details from our production and a foreword by the director, Kirsten von Bibra.

Support the new Australian work we are creating at Red Stitch. Purchase your copy online and at the Red Stitch bar from October 26th onwards, or you can pre-order your copy by emailing


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                                                   UNCLE VANYA cast 

We are delighted to announce our full cast for UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov, a new version by Annie Baker (The Flick).

We welcome back to the stage founding Ensemble member, David Whiteley as Vanya.

Featuring a strong ensemble cast of Rosie Lockhart, Olga Makeeva, Ben Prendergast and Eva Seymour, and joined by the talents of guest actors Justin Hosking, Kristof Kaczmarek & Marta Kaczmarek.

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Under the helm of veteran director Nadia Tass (The Flick, Disgraced), we know this is going to be a special production you won’t want to miss.

Showing November 15 – December 17. Secure your tickets now!

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Jewish International Film Festival 2016

We are partnering up with the Jewish International Film Festival to bring you a special performance and insight into the life of one of America’s greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller.

Ensemble member Sarah Sutherland (Detroit) and guest actor Paul Henri (About Tommy) will perform a scene from Miller’s Broken Glass prior to a screening of Arthur Miller: Man of the Century. This is a one-off event at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick, October 31st, 6:45pm.

Purchase your tickets here

American film actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) and her husband, American playwright, Arthur Miller arrive at the Berkshire home of playwright, Terence Rattigan for a private party. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

JIFF is the home of the most comprehensive range of Israeli and Jewish-themed films in Australia and New Zealand. The films premiere in a annual three-week film festival in November. JIFF is building on the long and proud 26-year history of Jewish film festivals in Australia. The festival runs in Melbourne from October 27th – November 23rd.

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Did you know that Red Stitch patrons get a 10% discount on their pre- or post-show meal at Susie Wong? Dumplings, tempura rockling and five spice pork belly within a short stroll from the theatre? Yes please!


Just mention to the friendly staff at Susie Wong that you’re seeing a show at Red Stitch to receive your 10% discount.

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