Grace to make its world premiere at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre this February

Red-Stitch-2022-Grace-photo-Robert-BlackburnA stunning contemporary play about family, womanhood and the universal power of fiction, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre presents Grace by Katy Warner in a world premiere season this February.

Three women. Three generations. One long weekend in Copenhagen. Emma has finally ‘made it’. She is about to receive the Hans Christian Award – the ‘Little Nobel Prize’ of children’s fiction.

With her mother, Beth, by her side to share in the moment, Emma is ready to celebrate the pinnacle of her career in a luxury Copenhagen hotel. But an unexpected visitor disrupts Emma’s plans and threatens to upend her future.

In a land of fairytales, three women discover and rediscover the power of stories – those we tell ourselves and those who make us who we are.

Developed through the Red Stitch INK new writing program, Grace brings Sarah Goodes, one of the country’s most sought-after directors to Red Stitch for the first time with an extraordinary design team.

Grace also heralds the highly-anticipated return of ensemble member Kate Cole to the Red Stitch stage, alongside the incredible Jillian Murray and talented young actor, Mia Tuco, in the title role.

“We’re longing to return to the stage and to our audiences, and Grace by Katy Warner is a perfect way to begin 2022,” says Ella Caldwell, Artistic Director at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre.

“Sarah Goodes and her team are creating an exquisite production that celebrates the power of storytelling with an intimacy that is unique to theatre. I can’t wait to welcome audiences back in our 21st anniversary year.”

Director: Sarah Goodes | Featuring: Kate Cole, Jillian Murray, Mia Tuco | Set & Costume Design: Jacob Battista, Sophie Woodward | Lighting Design: Harrie Hogan | Lighting Mentor: Paul Jackson | Music Composition & Sound Design: Grace Ferguson | Assistant Director & Dramaturg: Ella Caldwell | Dramaturg: Tom Healey | Stage Manager: Natasha Marich | Assistant Stage Manager: Holly Anderson

Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East
Season: 5 – 27 February 2022
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Image: Mia Tuco, Kate Cole and Jillian Murray star in Grace – photo by Rob Blackburn