new fitz play #7

29 AUG - 9 SEP

Proudly presented by Poor Tom's Gin & Mark Blumer, and supported by Playwriting Australia, SBW Foundation & ambassador Louis Nowra.

A lovesick young man waits patiently in his cell. He says he’s never been so happy.

A vigilant woman keeps a modest flame alight for the love of her life. She’s also a prisoner here.

They don’t know why they’re locked up, and they’ve forgotten where they came from, but they both know one thing: True love is worth living for.

But the Pig has different ideas…

A cute little black comedy about devotion, cruelty, and four tiny gumboots.

Varun Fernando
Alex Sideratos
Cassandra Sorrell

Written by Benedict Hardie
Directed by Madeleine Humphreys
Produced by Red Line Productions

Tuesday - Saturday: 6:15 PM
Sunday: 4:30 PM

Duration: 40 Minutes






Benedict Hardie is a playwright, actor, and director. Working with independent theatre company The Hayloft Project, Benedict has written or adapted the following works: The Boat PeopleThe Nest3xSistersBy Their Own Hands,Delectable ShelterArden V ArdenYuri Wells, and The Seizure.

In addition, he was co-adaptor of A Christmas Carol for Belvoir, and The Merchant of Venice for Bell Shakespeare, and assistant director of Queen Learfor The Melbourne Theatre Company. Benedict trained as an actor, graduating from the VCA in 2007. His stage credits include The Drover’s Wife and The Dog/The Cat (Belvoir), Julius Caesar (Bell Shakespeare), Life Without Me(MTC), and Shakespearealism (Red Line Productions).

His film and television acting credits include Hacksaw RidgeThe Water Diviner,The Light Between OceansStemThe Outlaw Michael HoweDeadline Gallipoli,Childhood’s End, and Molly.


Created, developed and produced by Red Line Productions, the New Fitz 2017 Program pairs emerging writers and directors on 10 brand new Australian works commissioned exclusively, each to feature in conjunction with the shows in our 2017 Main Stage program at The Old Fitz Theatre.

“This is a unique and compelling idea. To have playwrights react to, reflect upon, and imaginatively re-invent ideas, stories or characters from other plays being staged, and then have the original and the re-make in tandem, is a potentially wonderful method of reinterpretation that will lead to some wonderful work. I’m certain that this challenging concept will bring out the best in many playwrights and will result in future productions where these works survive as stand-alone plays of importance.” 
Louis Nowra, Ambassador, New Fitz 2017


Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.

Drinks are permitted in the theatre. Food is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes bar chips/nuts.

Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Please contact or 0416 044 413 with any issues.