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Welcome to 2020!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020 at Red Stitch! We’re kicking off the year with a “wickedly funny” (Time Out) gem of a play, Nick Coyle’s The Feather in the Web. Director Declan Greene is at the helm, leading a brilliant cast of guest and ensemble actors. We’d like to welcome back guest actors Belinda McClory (Hir, Splendour), Emily Milledge (Out…

A small gift with big impact.

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to get those presents sorted!Whether you’re looking for gifts large or small, we have just the thing for your theatre-loving loved ones!  Red Stitch 2020 subscription packages are on sale now, full and half year options are available. And gift certificates that can be redeemed for tickets to one (or more) of our eight remarkable productions in…

Latest eNews: “Vivid and utterly memorable” OIL is playing now l PLAYlist is one day away! l Season 2020 launch

The doors of Cromwell Road Theatre are open and the brilliant cast of OIL are transporting audiences and critics alike with this “ambitious, centuries-spanning play…packed with ideas and feeling” (Time Out). This Australian premiere production must close December 15. Don’t miss this “combustible power play” (The Age). We don’t like turning people away, so get in early before it sells out! Book…

Inside OIL rehearsals l CONTROL final shows

The cast and creatives of Ella Hickon’s explosive play, OIL, have been breathing life into our Cromwell Road Theatre. With director Ella Caldwell at the helm, this epic work features a brilliant cast of 10 actors playing characters spanning centuries and continents. It’s a remarkable, ambitious work – an ideal way to welcome you to our new space. And speaking of the new…

“A play which demands to be watched” CONTROL in reviews…

CONTROL elicited an exhilarating response from audiences during previews and opening week! Join us before November 3rd to see Keziah Warner’s “three-stage rocket” (The Australian) world premiere production. Catch this piece of Australian theatre history before it’s gone. Here’s what the critics are saying: “Exquisite acting.“ – The Australian “There are so many fascinating details in this play and so many inventive…

CONTROL opens tonight!

The world premiere season of CONTROL by Keziah Warner will open tonight! It has been immensely rewarding being involved in its development though our INK program over the years with Keziah working closely with the ensemble, dramaturg Tom Healey and director Julian Meyrick. Keziah is a notably unique and exciting writer, and we can’t wait to share her exceptional premiere with you. The script and…

Inside the CONTROL rehearsal room

It’s been a busy time in our Cromwell road theatre space, company members have working hard with the first stages of renovation; removing existing seating banks, pulling up flooring and more. It’s a labour of love! Elsewhere in the building, the cast and crew of CONTROL have been deep in rehearsals. We are so excited to be bringing…

Join Red Stitch for “a terrific night at the theatre”! ULSTER AMERICAN in reviews…

ULSTER AMERICAN has its audiences in stitches! Join us before September 19 to see this “slick play of ideas performed by three superb actors” (Theatre People)! Here’s what the critics are saying: “It’s a triumph of dramatic intelligence and some of the best acting you’ll see in Melbourne this year.” ★★★★★ – Herald Sun “Brett Cousins directs a strong cast….

ULSTER AMERICAN opens next week! | View the trailer | INK update

Ulster American by David Ireland lets loose three great actors, some utterly incendiary writing and good dose of abandon. Sound like a fun night at Red Stitch? Yep. Directed by ensemble member Brett Cousins, Ulster American brings ensemble members Sarah Sutherland and David Whiteley together onstage for the first time in a decade, joined by the inimitable Steve Bastoni in his first role…