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Friday, May 20, 2022

Inside OIL rehearsals l CONTROL final shows



The cast and creatives of Ella Hickon’s explosive play, OIL, have been breathing life into our Cromwell Road Theatre. With director Ella Caldwell at the helm, this epic work features a brilliant cast of 10 actors playing characters spanning centuries and continents. It’s a remarkable, ambitious work – an ideal way to welcome you to our new space.

And speaking of the new space…for months, the Red Stitch ensemble and staff have been hard at work, transforming this 1927 Parish Hall. We’ve ripped out seats, cleaned, painted and repaired. But the theatre needs substantial renovation to transform it into the flexible, exciting and accessible performance space we know it can be. Work will continue into 2020 as we build accessible entrances and toilets, and install heating and lighting and sound equipment, and generally give the place a new lease on life. But for this to happen, we need you.

Please help by making a donation for our fundraising appeal. For every dollar you donate between now and February, Creative Partnerships Australia will match your donation through their Plus 1 programme. To donate, click here.

OIL will be our premiere production at Cromwell Road, for directions on how to get there and where to park, click here.

Here is your exclusive look into the OIL rehearsal room:

Guest actor Daniela Farinacci.

Red Stitch Alumni (Graduate ensemble actor 2013) Matthew Whitty (About Tommy, NSFW).

Ella Caldwell (The Antipodes) directs.

Guest actors Hannah Fredericksen (Dance Nation) and Darcy Brown.

Guest actor Charlie Cousins.

Guest actor Jennifer Vuletic (Suddenly Last Summer).

Ensemble actor Jing-Xuan Chan (Incognito).

Guest actor Nicole Nabout (Wakey Wakey).

Guest actor Khisraw Jones-Shukoor (The Way Out).

Ensemble actor Justin Hosking (Wakey Wakey, The Realistic Joneses).

Images by Darcy Kent.

Final shows of CONTROL

“Compelling theatre…emotionally intelligent, ambitious new sci-fi.”
The Age

Brilliantly written, staged and performed… a formidable argument for more stage and less screen in the world of sci-fi and futurism.”
★★★★ Arts Hub

Bold, captivating and unique, Control is everything independent theatre should be.” – Milk Bar Mag

Must close this Sunday November 3rd, book now!

New Ensemble members


We are thrilled to announce our most recent additions to the Red Stitch Ensemble, Chanella Macri (Suddenly Last Summer, PLAYlist), George Lingard (The Antipodes, Sunshine), Jessica Clarke (Pomona, Rules for Living) and Jing-Xuan Chan (Oil, Incognito).

A very warm welcome to Chanella, George, Jessica and Jing-Xuan!


Get ready for Season 2020 and PLAYlist!


Our season 2020 launch and PLAYlist are happening on the same night this year, November 23rd! Mark that date in your diaries and get your tickets now, because this not-to-be-missed event is only a few weeks away. And we are excited to reveal  that our venue this year will be at the iconic Trades Hall!

If you want to be the first to know what we have in store for next year AND enjoy an immersive theatrical event celebrating new writing and live music, come join us on November 23rd! Season 2020 launch from 6:30pm and PLAYlist from 7:30pm at the Trades Hall.

Purchase your tickets here.

Around Town: Ticket Giveaway

Thanks to Proud Mother Pictures we have 10 double passes to giveaway to the theatrical release of HAPPY SAD MAN, a charming and uplifting insight into the lives of five very different Australian men.

Enter here.