Latest eNews: “wildly funny domestic comedy” RULES FOR LIVING playing now

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Time to play by the RULES…

“Staging hot, new, international plays has long been part of the brief at Red Stitch, and when the company is on and when the company is on song they do it better than anyone.”
– The Age

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RULES FOR LIVING opened last weekend to full houses of belly laughs and tears! Our Australian Premiere production is being presented in association with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and we are thrilled to be able to share the laughter with festival audiences. This jocular family Christmas is “sleighing” critics and audiences alike.

Here’s what they’re saying:

“Kim Farrant directs a strong ensemble with verve…Kelly’s lustrous, achingly funny performance as Matthew, as well as Nicholas’ laugh-out-loud antics… hilarity with moments of poignancy. A thoroughly entertaining night at the theatre, and an ideal curtain-raiser for this year’s Comedy Festival.”
– ★★★★, The Age

“Thigh-slappingly funny…a wonderfully strong ensemble…thrillingly dark.” -The Australian

“Marvellous and highly entertaining…Dickinson is exceptional as Adam…Caroline Lee’s sharp timing – her lines are laced with enough venom to make the most self-assured person quake in their boots.”
– Milk Bar Mag

“A superb cast of fine actors.” – Stage Whispers

“Directed with manic aplomb by Kim Farrant…stylish technical support gives this special experience a heightened sense of atmosphere…‘Rules For Living’ is an absolute winner.
Don’t miss out!” – Theatre People

by Sam Holcroft


Images by Teresa Noble Photography.

This hilarious, black comedy is playing until April 16th.

Tickets are selling fast. Don’t miss out – book now!

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To our dear INK writers,

Thank you for your submissions, we are very close to finalising a shortlist. The standard and interest has been so high it is taking us awhile to narrow it down. We can’t wait to begin the program with our new writers. Stay tuned!


The Red Stitch Ensemble


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Win Tickets to Bell Shakespeare’s Richard 3
at Arts Centre Melbourne 


Richard is hideous. And Richard was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler.

Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (Julius Caesar and Macbeth) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villains ever written in Bell Shakespeare’s Richard 3.

To win a double pass to see the show on 22 April at 2pm, email your name and contact details to with RED RICHARD in the subject line.

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