“Flawless” – Grounded runs until July 12th

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By George Brant


Grounded by George Brant opened at Red Stitch to overwhelming high acclaim from industry and audiences alike. The play has people engaging beyond the theatre walls; hanging out in the foyer post show, posting reflections on redstitch.net and social media.
Directed by Kirsten von Bibra, Grounded features an “utterly jaw-dropping” and “remarkable” solo performance by founding ensemble member Kate Cole. Book your tickets now to see the show that has all of Melbourne talking!

Here’s what the critics are saying…

“Red Stitch has mounted a superlative production… in which every aspect of theatre craft converges with compelling focus.” Cameron Woodhead, The Age

Cole’s performance manages to be entirely natural and utterly jaw-dropping.” Chris Boyd, The Australian

“Grounded is a compelling, beautifully performed and directed piece of intimate, challenging theatre.” Kate Herbert, The Herald Sun

“This is theatre of the highest order.” Coral Drouyn, Stage Whispers

Red Stitch theatre’s latest offering Grounded more than lives up to its international acclaim…Two words: See it.” KelMcCon, Same Same

“One of the greatest performances you’re likely to see on an Australian stage this year; raw, nuanced and heart-wrenchingly visceral.” Ben Neutze, Crikey Daily Review

Here’s what our audiences are saying…

Grounded is everything I want in a one-woman show: outstanding storytelling that immerses us so deeply in one person’s world view that it changes our own. Just a little. Kate Cole’s performance met George Brant’s exquisite script with the intellectual vigour, empathy and toughness it deserved.” Fleur Kilpatrick School for Birds blog

“Just came home after seeing Grounded. It’s taken me all this time to unlock my jaw. Stunning, performance of an amazing script. It is indeed a visceral, engaging piece of theatre from the first word to the last. George Brant manages to call out our insecurities, our mindless patriotism and questions Western notions of guilt and innocence.” Wahibe Moussa www.redstitch.net

“In London’s West End, [I saw] a Harold Pinter play starring Faye Dunaway. Her performance and that of Judy Davis in Hedda Gabler at the Wharf Theatre in Sydney have remained for me the two most mesmerising stage performances by a female actress. But no more. Last night Kate Cole’s Grounded relegated both these leading ladies to minor placings.With appreciation and in awe, Damien Meagher.” via email

Read more about the show…

“Play tackles the horror of remote killing.” Kylie Northover (The Age) speaks to Kate Cole about the representation of drone warfare in Grounded HERE.

Tickets are selling fast, so get in quick! BOOK TICKETS.



Season runs Wednesday to Saturday 8pm Saturday matinee 4pm & Sunday 6.30pm  Until Saturday July 12th