Welcome to Red Door

For those who might not have read my more extensive introduction, Red Door is a celebration of plays that I – for various and extremely personal reasons – really dig. They are also works that I regard as key developments, as significant steps in the unfolding story of our theatre. They are by no means the only steps, or even necessarily the most important, but they are all in their own ways fascinating and distinctive works.

Here is the latest release from Red Door, Eddie Perfect's The Beast. Eddie is one of the most original and passionate artists working in Australia today and I have often sat red-faced in the theatre watching Eddie’s work because he is so good at exposing pretension, at digging out the sometimes very flimsy foundations of political correctness, racism and xenophobia.

You can read more about The Beast  on the AustralianPlays.org blog, and be sure to check out the interview presented below, which offers some nice insights into the development of this work and the career of the artist who crafted it. 

Tom Healey,
Red Door Curator

LATEST RELEASE: The Beast by Eddie Perfect

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After surviving a nasty near-death experience, a group of close friends wipe the slate clean and embrace a tree-change, living a sustainable life in the country. But nature isn’t always so welcoming... 

"...Safe is the one thing this isn't. Irreverence is Perfect's trademark, and there are no sacred cows here, literal or metaphorical." - Byron Bache, The Herlad Sun


 Tom Healey in conversation with Eddie Perfect