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Vital Signs: Melbourne’s Independent Theatre Scene in 2018

Sydney’s got the beach and Melbourne’s got the culture, right? Funny how tired that sounds today, doesn’t it? Sydney’s arts scene is thriving and, when you consider the massive contribution coming out of MONA in Hobart for example, it’s obvious that Australia is a very different place to what it was even 15 years ago….

RIGHT NOW opening l Chloë Violette in the Parlour

Hello, In the final moments before opening a new production, an electricity flies through the theatre and enlivens us all with anticipation. That’s the feeling in the Red Stitch building today. I saw a preview performance of Catherine Anne-Toupin’s RIGHT NOW earlier this week, and the surreal magic of this extraordinary, surprising play gets under your skin…

Caroline Lee: Coming in from the Cold

Caroline Lee, now appearing in her second Red Stitch production as an official ensemble member, is no stranger to emotionally demanding roles. In Colder by Lachlan Philpott she plays Robin, the mother of a young man who disappears… Twice. Philpott’s new play deals with the theme of absence – and it’s raw and brutal territory….

COLDER trailer revealed as opening night approaches – Get your 3 play pass

Hello, The Colder team are transforming the theatre as we speak. I can’t imagine a more stark aesthetic contrast to the colourful clutter of Hir. One of the many joys of a diverse season of work is discovering how our little space can be endlessly reimagined through the vision of our talented creatives. I saw a rehearsal run…

Latest eNews: Don’t miss HIR, closing March 4 | Inside COLDER’S rehearsal room

Final shows of HIR   We’ve loved having Hir in our big little theatre, and going by the “anarchic volleys of laughter” coming from sold-out performances, we think you’ve loved it, too. Hir must close on March 4, and we don’t want you to miss out. There are a handful of tickets left for the remaining shows and we’ve even…


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