Just Live on Stage

- Adapted from the JUST book series written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton. Written by Robin Goldsworthy. - 

Every year Andy’s school holds a short story competition and every year Andy writes an awesome, amazing, captivating, TERRIFYING story. But every year Andy is robbed of winning, thwarted by some dumb story about kittens and sunshine. How is that possible?!

Because Mr Rowe is against him - the game is rigged! Mr Rowe wouldn’t know a good story if it jumped off the page and bit him on the bum. What kind of person doesn’t like action and monsters and explosions and aliens and all the things a story needs to keep it from being a BORING SNOOZE FEST!? Like the kind of story Tanya Shepherd writes. Blurgh...

Who cares that technically Andy's been banned from entering the competition after last year’s ... incident? There wasn’t that much vomit and the two kids taken to hospital were totally fine! Well, mostly fine. 

Anyway, that’s all in the past. This year Andy knows that the prize is within his grasp. All he has to do is write the most INCREDIBLE story the world has ever read! Easy!

With the help of his best friend Danny, the love of his life Lisa (but if you tell anyone he said that, he’ll feed you to a giant slug!), his somewhat trusty dog Sooty and a lifetime of crazy, shocking, doomed, stupid and just plain DISGUSTING experiences, Andy sets out on a night that will ensure a flawless victory. As long as his brussels sprouts farts don’t poison them all before morning!

JUST (tricking, annoying, stupid, crazy, disgusting, shocking, doomed) LIVE ON STAGE! takes on the wonderful world of the JUST books by Andy Griffiths, vividly and hilariously bringing them to life on the stage with everything from invisibility pills and Mudmen, to vomiting dogs and death defying balloon rides.

JUST (tricking, annoying, stupid, crazy, disgusting, shocking, doomed) LIVE ON STAGE! is definitely not for the faint farted...we mean hearted!



About Red Line Productions

Red Line Productions is a leading Australian independent theatre presenter & custodians of Sydney’s Old Fitz Theatre.

Red Line Productions has presented over 20 exclusively commissioned new Australian works, including the World Premieres of This Much Is True by Louis Nowra, Degenerate Art by Toby Schmitz & King of Pigs by Steve Rogers. Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined, inspired by Reg Livermore’s Betty Blokk-Buster Follies of 1975 headlined the 2020 Sydney Festival to critical acclaim. Red Line Productions have received over sixty  nominations and over twenty wins.

As custodians of the Old Fitz Theatre, the company has presented hundreds productions in 8 years, presenting and co-presenting Australian Premieres of timely international works, new Australian works, and landmark revivals. These include: Angels in America, Anatomy of A Suicide, The Wolves, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Krapps Last Tape, Doubt, A View From The Bridge, The Humans, The Aliens, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, I Am My Own Wife, Happy Days, Hand to God, The Judas Kiss and a Kurt Weill operatic double bill with The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahagonny Songspiel and many many more. Productions have transferred to Belvoir St, Ensemble Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Newcastle Civic Theatre & Glen Street Theatre.

In 2020 Red Line innovated in the face of the global pandemic to become world leaders in presenting livestreamed theatre readings and live-streamed theatre seasons across the world. Close to 20,000 people tuned in live streamed performances of: Orphans by Lyle Kessler starring Alec Baldwin; Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph starring Rose Byrne and Ewen Leslie, with live music by John Butler; Elenoa Rokobaro’s Live in Concert and Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) featuring Toby Schmitz.

In December 2022, Red Line Productions will be producing Amadeus by Peter Shaffer in a co production with the Sydney Opera House. Amadeus will be performed in the newly refurbished concert hall as part of the 50th year celebrations of the Sydney Opera House. This incredible production will be starring acclaimed Welsh actor, Michael Sheen in the leading roll of Salieri.

2023 sees a national tour of JUST tricking, annoying, stupid, crazy, shocking, disgusting, doomed LIVE ON STAGE! by Robin Goldsworthy, adapted for stage from the JUST book series written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton.


“Most kids my age (I’m 10 by the way) are very familiar with Andy Griffiths hilarious ‘Just’ series…Most of the kids in the audience were primary school age, and when I say that they loved it, I MEAN THEY LOVED IT!” Parents, take your kids along ASAP. They’ll love you for it!”

- Chloe Delle-Vedove, Theatre Now


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  • Tuesday, 11 July 2023 | 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
  • Tuesday, 11 July 2023 | 12:30 PM - 01:25 PM
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