Rust and Bone

Stories Like These and Griffin Independent present the world premiere of

Rust and Bone

by Caleb Lewis
from the short stories by Craig Davidson
9 January – 2 February 2013

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

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.

Wade Briggs
Renato Musolino
Sam Smith

Director  Corey McMahon
Set and Costume Design  Michael Hankin
Lighting Design  Teegan Lee
Sound Design and Composer  Nate Edmondson
Assistant Director  Sanja Simic
Stage Manager  Angharad Lindley

Production Photos by Bob Seary

★★★★  “This is another starkly moving play in the Stories Like These series… superbly executed piece of theatre” – Time Out

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.” Australian Stage Online

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… it’s a highly recommended evening of intensity” Arts Hub

“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” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Compelling in the dark beauty of its writing and the depths of emotion to which its actors take their characters”StageWhispers

“a seamless three part harmony, a symphony of stories, a concert of character, a melody of plot… Rust and Bone is that marvellous alchemy from page to stage which will surely make audiences want to search out the source material” Sydney Arts Guide

“The cast is…excellent.”


9 January – 2 February 2013


Previews 9 & 10 January
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 2 February 2pm & 7pm

65 minutes

$35 / $28

02 9361 3817 or

SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross

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