Riverside Theatres Digital presents
Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre & Critical Stages Touring
LAMB BY JANE BODIE – ONLINE WATCH PARTY
Music and Lyrics by Mark Seymour
Be part of the exclusive Online Watch Party of this wonderful show on our Riverside Theatres Digital platform. You will be able to stream the show and take part in the live chat function. After the show, participate in a Q&A with Julian Meyrick, Darcy Kent and Brigid Gallacher, hosted by Director and CEO of Critical Stages, Chris Bendall. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight into the show and a chance to have your questions answered. This is a one time only event, you will not have access to the show on demand afterwards.
Chat live after the show with:
Director and CEO of Critical Stages, Chris Bendall
Director of Lamb, Julian Meyrick
Performers, Darcy Kent & Brigid Gallacher
A play about family, the land and being the one who stays, with original music by Mark Seymour.
“Sometimes people leave, they go away and you don’t see them anymore. And then sometimes they come back.”
From multi-award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, and featuring original songs by Mark Seymour (Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Hunters and Collectors), Lamb is the story of one family on an Australian sheep farm, over generations – the guilt of those who left; the lost desires of those who stayed behind.
“You left a trail of broken bread, Across the old battle ground Behind the veil of the living and the dead, You wrote your secrets down.”
Developed through Red Stitch’s INK program, Lamb is a new Australian play full of lyrical longing and humour. It is a story of the land, and of lies told and secrets kept to protect those we love – and to stop them from leaving us.
“Bodie’s writing is both funny and stunningly lyrical…honest human and true.” – Irish Times
“[Seymour’s] songs grow on you like a landscape, from the back of a flatbed, sun on your skin and the sky vast above you.” – Daily Review
Book tickets on this page for the Online Watch Party on YouTube. If you’re looking for the On Demand offering click here.
This performance contains moderate language and adult content.
Recommended for ages 15+
How You Can Access
We are holding an Online Watch Party for this show on Friday 29 October 2021 at 7:30pm AEDT into your home. The link will be available on this date only and will be streamed on YouTube and will not be available to view online after the event.
You are welcome to share and watch the show as a group or couple. If you are going to share this with your family or a group in your household, please consider purchasing the household ticket.
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Written By Jane Bodie
Director Julian Meyrick
Music & Lyrics Mark Seymour
Dramaturgs Ella Caldwell & Iain Sinclair
Set & Costume Design Greg Clarke
Lighting Design Efterpi Soropos
Sound Design Justin Gardam
Cast Includes Brigid Gallacher, Emily Goddard, Darcy Kent
“One of the smartest and most moving plays that I’ve seen in quite some time…. This play needs to be performed all over the country. It is now ready to rock and roll, it must be programmed across the nation. Its a wonderful wonderful play, it will work in the big theatres, it will work in the regions. It’s flawlessly directed by Julian Meyrick.” – Michael Cathcart, The Hub on Stage
★★★★ “…elegantly crafted three-hander delivers intimate and textured domestic drama, drawing an intricate study of grief…Director Julian Meyrick composes everything at a gentle pace, combining an elegiac stage picture, Seymour’s music, and sympathetic portrayals,” – The Age
“Insightful and moving, her (Bodie’s) depiction of her characters sharpened by their sadness, anger and love.” – Stage Whispers
“…simply beautiful storytelling…flawless and inseparably outstanding actors…highlights just how good, good writing can be…Lamb feels like a privilege and it will long linger as an absolute heart-warming joy…” – Australian Stag
“…the most heartbreaking and fascinating of family portraits…sinks deep into your skin and remains well after you leave…one of the most moving and fascinating pieces of theatre that has played on a Melbourne stage this year.” – Theatre Press
“The songs (music and lyrics Mark Seymour) throughout underpin the story. And they’re beautiful. And beautifully performed…a fragile, beautiful piece” – Daily Review