‘Running up a Dress’ – from 10 September 2021


Running Up a Dress - LTC

What do 40 white sheets, a pram and the Nutcracker Suite have in common? 

They are all part of Running Up a Dress, the next production by Lismore Theatre Company coming to the Rochdale Theatre stage from 10 September, Covid19 permitting. 

In the lead up to opening night, the cast of ten local women has paused their three times weekly rehearsals at the theatre and have been rehearsing via Zoom.  

‘Despite not being able to rehearse our movement pieces, we have worked on delivery of the lines and timing’ said Director Sharon Brodie. ‘Before lockdown, we painted the stage and it’s all ready and waiting for us when we can resume our rehearsals together’

During lockdown, Choreographer Deborah Mills has been able to refine the musical accompaniments with technician Luke Kane.

While the dialogue, monologues and ensemble pieces of this Australian play by Suzanne Spunner focus on various women, all women remain on stage for the entire performance. Audiences that saw Cagebirds, will recognise the concept of ‘nests’ where, although not directly engaged in the main action, each woman is occupied in an activity on the periphery.

‘The last 18 months has been difficult for theatre companies but we are a resilient and flexible company and we will respond to the destruction placed upon us’, said Sharon Brodie who is also LTC President. ‘At present we are only selling 42 tickets per show and of course if there is a need to postpone, tickets are refundable or transferable.’ 

Tickets for Running Up a Dress are available at www.lismoretheatrecompany.org.au $25 or $20 concession/members. 

Photo: cast led by Amie Gray by Richard Johnson

PS To see how the sheets, pram and Nutcracker are part of the show, we encourage you to book. 


Sharon Brodie 0423 308 063

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