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About Tommy


Sun 19 May 2013, 6:30pm
Wed 22 May 2013, 8:00pm
Thu 23 May 2013, 8:00pm
Fri 24 May 2013, 8:00pm
Sat 25 May 2013, 4:00pm

Where: Red Stitch Actors Theatre, 2 Chapel Street Street, St Kilda East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Student: $20.00
  • Rush: $15.00
  • Adult: $27.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: pressrelease

‘This is ironic, raw theatre, smack bang in the middle of the political debate’ Ekstrabladet, DK

After critical success in Germany and London, Red Stitch presents the Australian premiere of Danish playwright Thor Bjørn Krebs’ About Tommy, a documentary-style play exploring the struggle of a young soldier going to fight in a war in a foreign land.

When Tommy joins the Danish army, he looks for a way to make a difference. Posted to the former Yugoslavia as part of the UN’s most expensive peacekeeping mission during the 90’s, he struggles to understand the violence around him. When he and his comrades find themselves in the firing line, Tommy begins to fight back.

Based on real accounts from the Balkan wars, About Tommy is an irreverent exploration of how far one will go to make peace when everyone else is determined to do the opposite.

Kat Henry makes her directorial debut with Red Stitch Theatre. Henry has directed and devised plays, musicals, music video and contemporary art projects at Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre Company and for her own company Stella Electrika.

The Australian premiere of About Tommy features Red Stitch ensemble members Kate Cole and Matthew Whitty with special guest actor Paul Henri.

Previews: Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 April
Season: Friday 26 April – Saturday 25 May (not Monday or Tuesday)
Times: Wednesday – Saturday, 8pm; Sundays 6.30pm
Matinees: Saturdays at 4pm
Bookings: (discounted tix) or on 03 9533 8083
Ticket: $27.00 - $39.00 ($20.00 student, $15.00 rush)
Venue: Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2, Chapel St, St Kilda

By Thor Bjørn Krebs
Translated by David Duchin
Directed by Kat Henry