Sometimes we need the kindness of strangers.

let bleeding girls lie examines the unexpected intimacy between Grace, Juice, and Lou, three strangers donating plasma at a Melbourne city blood bank during the Manchester Arena attack. Live carnage unfolds on the news, forcing private lives into public space as the women seek strength in each other.

Shortlisted for the 2019 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award and the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, let bleeding girls lie was nominated for five Green Room Awards including Best Production, Direction and Ensemble, winning Best New Writing for Independent Theatre.

‘let bleeding girls lie was funny, deeply touching and at times heartbreaking. It beautifully highlights the power of care and connection in difficult times.’
– Theatre Travels

‘let bleeding girls lie is a funny and profoundly touching play, stylishly designed and directed, that touches on sombre subjects such as gendered violence, or women’s experience of loneliness and ageing, with empathy and humour.’
– The Age

Content Warnings: Sudden blackout and use of loud noise; references to gendered violence

Written by Liv Satchell with Chanella Macri, Belinda McClory, Emily Tomlins

Directed by Liv Satchell

Dramaturgy by Emma Valente

Production Design by James Lew

Sound Design by Tom Backhaus and Hannah McKittrick

Lighting Design by John Collopy with Jason Crick

Stage Managed by Ashleigh Walwyn

Produced by Julian Dibley-Hall

Assistant Directed by Leigh Lule

Image by Jack Dixon-Gunn

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.

This production is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants, and Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab.