Ink Writers Announced | Wet House by Paddy Campbell | Grounded returns this April!

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Wet House by Paddy Campbell is one of those plays Red Stitch has a reputation for; a brilliant, intense script brought to life by versatile and committed actors. And in this case, it’s directed by Ensemble member Brett Cousins. I relish seeing our shows with the first preview audience, and the response to Wet House was astonishing.

Speaking of exciting plays, we have our INK writers! After pouring over the excellent shortlist, we have selected work by Josephine Collins, Caleb Lewis and Morgan Rose. Josephine, Caleb and Morgan are stand-out, they have things to say to the world, and they do so with a skill and flare that made us want to jump in with them. In fact, we are so keen to work with these writers we created three positions instead of two. I can’t wait to begin.

Thank you to everyone who supported PLAYlist last Friday. It was an adventurous night that raised much needed funds for the company. And we have loved hearing about your experiences of the playlets.


See you at the theatre,

Ella Caldwell

Artistic Director


We are excited to announce our resident writers for Ink 2015!

Josephine Collins – The Way Out 

Caleb Lewis – The Honey Bees
In response to the exceptional proposals we received, we have also created an Ink Development Initiative, awarded to Morgan Rose.

We sincerely thank all the applicants for their proposals. We were so encouraged by the response from the diverse group of writers from around Australia.

Keep an eye out for updates on the development of these works and special features on each of the Ink Writers in our upcoming eNews.

Read more about Ink HERE


by Paddy Campbell


“Thrillingly funny and painful…All hail a new voice.” 

 ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to watch the WET HOUSE TRAILER

Based on his own first hand experience working in a Wet House, UK playwright Paddy Campbell’s award winning play asks who will look after the people that no one else will look after.

A Wet House is a hostel for homeless alcoholics where the residents are permitted to drink. Andy, an idealistic young graduate, has begun working as a carer and is full of idealism and increasing confusion. He is plunged into a world where rules about what is right and what is normal have become blurred. And that’s just among the other staff!

Directed by founding ensemble member Brett Cousins, Wet House sees the eagerly anticipated return of past Artistic Director David Whiteley alongside ensemble members Paul Ashcroft, Dion Mills and special guests Nicholas Bell, Caroline Lee & Anna Samson.

March 20th – April 18th 
March 17th, 18th & 19th, 8pm
Wednesday – Friday, 8pm
Saturday 3pm & 8pm
Sunday 6:30pm



“Cole’s performance manages to be entirely natural and utterly jaw-dropping.” – The Australian

After a highly successful season at Red Stitch in 2014, Grounded returns for a strictly limited run at Melbourne’s newest live performance venue, The Alex Theatre in St Kilda.

She’s an F16 fighter pilot; a rock star of the great big blue above. She loves the sky. And suddenly she is pregnant. Now: repurposed as a drone pilot, hunting the enemy by day, living in Las Vegas by night.

Maybe it’s safer this way; maybe it’s better? She can come home to her husband and child.

From the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workday existence, Grounded is a visceral, gripping story that flies through one woman’s internal war and her external battle.

Tickets to this “superlative production” won’t last long!

April 15th – 19th
The Alex Theatre St Kilda



For a limited time only we are offering you the chance to save on your theatre tickets!

Purchase a 3-Show Pass and book a ticket to your preferred performance of our next three productions for only $69 (concession) / $99 (full).

This exclusive offer is only valid for purchase during the month of March, do don’t miss out!


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