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

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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 of Colder late last week. Lachlan Philpott’s poetic, affecting play packs a punch. It gets under your skin. Colder marks Alyson Campbell’s welcome return to Red Stitch (previously Alyson directed Fewer Emergencies, The Day Room and 4:48 Psychosis.) Here are some of her thoughts on directing Colder:

“Lachlan and I have worked together for almost 20 years, and I am still thrilled by the way that his writing works…words create rich images, conjuring up worlds in the most succinct way to convey the detail of a place or moment but, above all, to produce the feeling of being in this world…

…it requires truly ensemble work: actors, designers and technicians are all needed to be absolutely in tune with each other and then, when it works, the ripples and waves of tiny individual movements and choices spread out, echo and resonate in a way that is so much more than the sum of any of its parts.”

Colder previews 13 – 16 March and opens next Saturday, running until April 8.
Book your tickets now.

See you at the theatre,

Ella Caldwell
Artistic Director


by Lachlan Philpott


13 March – 8 April.

Featuring Marissa Bennett, Brigid Gallacher, Caroline Lee,
Ben Pfeiffer, Charles Purcell, and James Wardlaw.


Director Alyson Campbell

Set & Costume Design Bethany J Fellows

Lighting Design Bronwyn Pringle

Sound Design Chris Wenn

Assistant Director Sarah Vickery

Stage Manager Brittany Coombs

Your pass to play…

By purchasing a 3 play pass, you guarantee your seats for any three shows from our 2018 season. And not only that, your tickets will be at a discounted rate! Custom pick your plays and make a saving? Yup, that’s how we roll.

Passes available for Doubles, Singles, Concession, or Under 30s because we like you all.

Come play! Purchase your pass here.


Watch this space.


The Ensemble are still busily reading all the fantastic 2018 INK submissions… keep your eyes peeled for an INK shortlist announcement in the coming weeks.




Ever wonder what some of our ensemble members are up to outside of Red Stitch productions? Look for the hashtag #outsidethestitch to find out:

Ensemble member Darcy Kent (desert, 6:29 pm) will be appearing in Venus in Fur from March 9 -24 at 45downstairs, directed by Kirsten Von Bibra (Sunshine, Grounded).

And you can catch our Christina O’Neill (The River, Belleville) onstage in the hit musical, Calamity Jane at the Merrigong Theatre Company in Wollongong until Sunday, March 11 and then at Arts Centre Melbourne from March 14 – 25!