Brunswick Picture House

30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

Liz Lea’s RED

RED IS FEARLESS, RED IS FIERCE, RED IS POWERFUL — A ONE WOMAN SHOW FULL OF FILM AND FABULOUSNESS. YOU WILL LAUGH, YOU’LL CRY, YOU WON’T FORGET

RED explores Liz Lea’s journey and experiences with Endometriosis. She had the disease for 20 years as she created and toured her work internationally. Returning to Australia she needed a bowel reconstruction — all of which could have been avoided had she paid attention to her body and her body’s needs. RED charts this journey and that of her recovery, loosing and re-finding her sense of humour. The work is played out to letters of her Doctors, a range of contemporary and newly composed music and stunning film footage. The audience is left with a sense of quiet, joy and reflection.

Created with choreographers Vicky van Hout, Martin del Amo and Virginia Ferris, led by dramaturg Brian Lucas, the work explores all nature of the human condition — one woman’s story told in ways that have universal themes. Honest, face to face dialogue with the audience balanced with beautifully framed with film and movement.

RED aligns with the Government’s current focus on raising awareness of the disease and a world-wide growing understanding of the need for focus to be brought to the effects and impacts on individuals and the country as a whole.

“How remarkable that such a painful affliction… could inspire such a beautiful work as Red… a remarkably coherent, powerful and moving dance-theatre work”
— Arts Review 2018

“Lea has produced a beautiful show, emanating so much joy and life, which infectiously spills into the audience — Funny, moving, brave and inspirational”
— Sydney Scoop 2018

Adult $30 | Conc $25