Latest eNews: Behind-the-scenes RULES FOR LIVING

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Inside the rehearsal room

It’s been a dynamic few weeks in the RULES FOR LIVING rehearsals room!

We are thrilled to be presenting this riotous black comedy in association with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. RULES FOR LIVING features ensemble actors Rory Kelly and Caroline Lee alongside guest actors Jessica Clarke, Mark Dickinson, Lily McCarthy, Ella Newton, Jem Nicholas and Ian Rooney. Tickets are moving quickly, so don’t miss out – book now.

Scroll down for your sneak peek into their rehearsal room.


The Red Stitch Ensemble


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Sneak peek: RULES FOR LIVING rehearsals

Photos by Christina O’Neill

enews-bw11(L to R) Caroline Lee, Ian Rooney, Jem Nicholas and Rory Kelly.

enews-bw06Introducing guest actor, Mark Dickinson

img_8801Guest actor, Jem Nicholas (Love, Love, Love) and ensemble actor, Rory Kelly (Trevor)

enews-bw05Director, Kim Farrant

enews-bw03Guest actor, Jessica Clarke


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Meet the Joneses

We are thrilled to announce our cast and creatives for THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno.

This exquisite play sees ensemble members Ella Caldwell and Sarah Sutherland share the stage for the first time, despite being in the company together for many years. Ella (playing Pony) and Sarah (Jennifer) are joined by Justin Hosking as John and Neil Pigot as Bob, both of whom we can’t wait to have back at Red Stitch.

The Realistic Joneses marks a welcome return by the incomparable Julian Meyrick (Dead Centre/Sea Wall) to direct this wryly funny and moving piece. Julian will be working with set & costume designer Greg Clarke, lighting designer Bronwyn Pringle and composer & sound designer Ian Moorhead (Jurassica and The Village Bike).


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Every stitch (still) counts

Thank you so much to all who have already donated to our Every Stitch Counts campaign. If you’re still wishing to help out, you have until May 19th to donate to our campaign. And remember, all donations before this date will have 4x the power to make a difference.

Thanks to the generosity of a major donor, all donations made during this campaign will be matched, then matched again by Creative Partnerships Australia until we meet our target.

That means that for every $1 you donate, Red Stitch will receive $4!

Every Stitch Counts (and counts and counts and counts and counts). Donations over $2 are tax deductible. You can make a big difference without a big cost. If you’d like to help, please donate here.