Latest eNews: RULES FOR LIVING opening weekend

Categories: Company News

RULES FOR LIVING opening weekend


Its’ been a dynamic rehearsal room, and now this lively family has engulfed the theatre. They’re dysfunctional and some moments might be a little close for comfort, but then again we are at Red Stitch…

The rest of our opening week is SOLD OUT already and preview audiences are raving, so I suggest booking very soon.

I look forward to seeing you,

Ella Caldwell

Artistic Director

ella signature

red line


By Sam Holcroft

Directed by Kim Farrant


Featuring Rory Kelly, Caroline Lee, Jessica Clarke, Mark Dickinson, Lily McCarthy, Ella Newton, Jem Nicholas and Ian Rooney.

14 March – 16 April

Book now

Click above to watch the RULES FOR LIVING trailer on Vimeo


Set and Costumes: Sophie Woodward

Lighting: Clare Springett

Sound and AV: Daniel Nixon

Production & Stage Manager: Shae Attril

red line

Win a delicious dinner for two

HOLY MOLY have we got a deal for you… Our friends down the road at Susie Wong are offering one lucky winner a COMPLIMENTARY dinner for two, valued at $100!!

All you have to do is email them at to go in the draw to win.

It’s seriously that easy. See you at dinner!


red line

INK shortlist coming soon

The ensemble are busily reading all the INK submissions for 2017 and we are thrilled with the quality of work and talent. Well done to all who submitted scripts. We love seeing your ideas on the page and are excited by the prospect of growing and developing new Australian plays with you! We will be announcing a shortlist soon…so watch this space.

If you want to learn more about the INK program, click here

red line

Playwriting Australia Masterclass


Playwriting Australia has announced a very exciting opportunity for emerging Melbourne artists. They are partnering with the Royal Exchange Theatre to host a live streamed, writing masterclass with Joanna Murray-Smith, and are looking for writers to participate.

Named by U.S. Variety as “Australia’s foremost female playwright”, Joanna Murray-Smith is a prolific and hugely talented writer. This is a remarkable and rare opportunity to improve your writing craft, with one of the Australian greats.

Submissions will close on the 7th of April.

To apply, click here.

red line

Update your address book

Our postal address is changing for those of you that still send us ‘snail mail’ (and if you do…we love receiving your letters).

If you wish to send us anything through the post, please take note of our shiny new mailing address:

Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre

PO BOX 1291

Windsor, VIC, 3181

Thank you, pen pals!

red line

Ticket giveaway


A production by Jessica Wilson created with Ian Pidd and Nicola Gunn.


A conversation is heard between two fellow passengers and—as we gaze at the passing world outside—we are seduced into an altered understanding of the environment around us.

Passenger frames Melbourne’s Docklands as a filmic landscape, a modern day western. Audience members travel on the bus with the two characters from Footscray Community Arts Centre to Arts Centre Melbourne.

To win a double pass to see the show on March 26th at 7pm, email your name and contact details to with ‘Passenger ticket giveaway’ in the subject line.

Competition closes at 5pm on Thurs, March 23rd. Good luck!