A Red Stitch & Critical Stages Touring Production
4 – 6 March 2021
An absolute heart warming joy. A play about family, the land and being the one who stays.
“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 battleground
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.
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
EARLY BIRD available until 4 February 2021
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval
AUDIENCE ADVICE: Moderate language, adult content, ages 15+, 2 occasions of cigarette smoking (herbal – non nicotine) are used in this production.