One pure thought loops through my fritzing, blown-apart brain: so this is fatherhood.

About

A crippled boxer fights on to atone for past sins. A young killer whale trainer comes face to face with death. And a dog fighter discovers fatherhood in the most unexpected of places.

Three men, three interwoven stories. Each has his will tested beyond belief in this potent exploration of masculinity at its most fragile and brutal.

Adapted by award-winning playwright Caleb Lewis, from the short stories by Canadian writer Craig Davidson, Rust and Bone brings the talents of exciting Adelaide director Corey McMahon to Sydney.

Stories Like These and Griffin Independent present this World Premiere

Cast & Creatives

Director Corey McMahon
Assistant Director Sanja Simic
Set and Costume Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Teegan Lee
Composer and Sound Designer Nate Edmondson

With Wade Briggs, Renato Musolino and Sam Smith

Performance Times

Preview 9 & 10 January
Season 12 January – 2 February

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday, 2 February 2pm and 7pm

Running Time
70 minutes no interval

Reviews

“This is another starkly moving play in the Stories Like These series. 4 out of 5 stars.”  Time Out

“McMahon’s uncluttered production…[has] seamless cues between Smith, Briggs and Musolino and crisp interplay with Teegan Lee’s lighting and Nate Edmondson’s sound design.” Jason Blake, SMH

Rust and Bone is a magnificent play, performed by three highly talented, passionate actors. This is the kind of show that illustrates the unique, incredibly special gift of live performance.” ArtsHub

“…compelling in the dark beauty of its writing and the depths of emotion to which its actors take their characters.” Carol Wimmers, StageWhispers

Rust and Bone is one of the best constructed pieces of theatre I have seen for a long time. It is powerful, moving, and visceral: cunningly written, cleverly directed, and wonderfully performed. Wholeheartedly recommended.” Jodi McAlister, Australian Stage Online

“A marvellous alchemy from page to stage which will surely make audiences want to search out the source material.” Richard Cotter, Sydney Arts Guide

“The cast is…excellent.” Tomas Boot, Theatrepeople.com.au

Blog Posts

ADAPTING FOR THE STAGE BY CALEB LEWIS, PART 1

18.01.13

Caleb Lewis is the writer of Rust and Bone, which is the current show at Griffin produced by Griffin Independent and Stories Like These. Rust and Bone was originally a set of short stories by Canadian author Craig Davidson and in this essay...

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ADAPTING FOR THE STAGE BY CALEB LEWIS, PART 2

22.01.13

  Last week we brought you the first part of playwright Caleb Lewis’s essay on adapting work for the stage. You can catch Caleb’s latest play Rust and Bone adapted from the short stories by Craig Davidson, at Griffin until 2...

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CHECK OUT GRIFFIN 2013

11.09.12

We’re thrilled to announce our 2013 Season – Sam Strong’s third and final season as Artistic Director of Griffin.

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INSIDE THE REHEARSAL ROOM: COREY MCMAHON

08.04.14

In our final blog from the Music rehearsal room, director Corey McMahon reveals how he came to know Jane Bodie and the challenges of directing a new play. I was standing in the rehearsal room at Paines Plough, the new writing...

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