Latest eNews: “Vivid and utterly memorable” OIL is playing now l PLAYlist is one day away! l Season 2020 launch

latest enews: “vivid and utterly memorable” oil is playing now l playlist is one day away! l season 2020 launch

The doors of Cromwell Road Theatre are open and the brilliant cast of OIL are transporting audiences and critics alike with this “ambitious, centuries-spanning play…packed with ideas and feeling” (Time Out). This Australian premiere production must close December 15. Don’t miss this “combustible power play” (The Age). We don’t like turning people away, so get in early before it sells out! Book now!

Here’s what the critics are saying:

“A work of grand scope and searching dramatic intelligence. – The Age

“An atmospheric, engrossing and strikingly well-acted production…Vivid and utterly memorable.” – The Australian

“Ella Hickson’s ambitious, centuries-spanning play, Oil is a compelling winner…Under the direction of Ella Caldwell, this latest Red Stitch production is an experience so full of ideas and feeling that it ought to burst.”
 ★★★★, Time Out

“Captivating…Directed by Ella Caldwell…Oil is an engaging, worldwide epic spanning two centuries.”  ★★★★, Beat Magazine

…we cannot at any stage take our eyes off Daniela Farinacci’s May and Hannah Fredericksen’s Amy…Farinacci gives an astonishing performance…Fredericksen seems to glow throughout…bolstered by a strong supporting cast.” – Stage Whispers

“Grand in scope and intimate in detail… compelling as it is entertaining.
– Simon Parris: Man in

Oil speaks volumes…electric…accomplished.” – ★★★★ 1/2, Theatre People


Images by John Lloyd Fillingham



by Ella Hickson
Directed by Ella Caldwell
Playing until December 15

Book now!

PLAYlist is almost here!

We are one day away from PLAYlist 2019!
If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, do so here.
You won’t want to miss this immersive theatrical event celebrating new writing and live music at the Trades Hall, tomorrow night (November 23rd) at 7:30pm!

As an added bonus, Red Stitch will also be launching its 2020 Season at 6.30pm, just prior to PLAYist at the Trades Hall, with ticket-holders and guests invited to a sneak peak of next year’s stellar programme of events.