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“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





Tuesday 16 March, 8pm | Wednesday 17 March 8pm


Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale


130min (Including interval) + Post Show Q&A




FULL $35 | CONC $30 | GROUP 6+ $30 | STUDENTS $20 (School and Student bookings must be made through emailing or by calling the box office directly)

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An education resource is available to download here: Lamb-Education-Kit.pdf

We are also pleased to announce that a post show Q&A will be available after each performance.


Warnings:  Suitable for audiences 15 and over. Moderate language, Adult content.

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

4 STARS - “…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

“…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

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