About

“The ultimate masters of the feel-good theatre experience” – Cultural Flanerie

Founded in 2012 by acclaimed performer/producer Naomi Price and marketing specialist Adam Brunes, The Little Red Company has established itself as one of Australia’s most vital independent production houses, celebrated for its joyous live show experiences and unwavering commitment the development of original work.

At the heart of TLRC’s work is the development of new Australian cabaret, drawing together world-class artists from diverse backgrounds and creating exciting and relevant productions to attract new audiences to the theatre. 

TLRC has created six critically-acclaimed productions: Rumour Has It (2012), Wrecking Ball (2014), Lady Beatle (2017), From Johnny to Jack (2018), Christmas Actually (2018) and There’s Something About Music (2021). 

TLRC’s homegrown productions have toured nationally and internationally to festivals and venues including Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Hamer Hall and Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, as well as more than 30 regional centres across Australia.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, TLRC emerged as one of Australia’s most significant cultural responders with the creation of The IsoLate Late Show (2020) – a weekly live music and variety show live-streamed into locked-down living rooms across the world. Across 10 weeks, the online production was enjoyed by more than 350,000 unique viewers, engaged 400 artists nationally and raised $110,000 for the Actors’ and Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund (QLD).  

Co-Founders

Adam Brunes

Co-Founder & Marketing Director

A journalist and communications professional with a deep passion for the arts, Adam co-founded The Little Red Company with Naomi Price in 2012. Together, the pair has created six original cabaret works: Rumour Has It (2012); Wrecking Ball (2014); Lady Beatle (2017); From Johnny to Jack (2018), Christmas Actually (2018) and There’s Something About Music (2021).  The pair’s work has played in more than 75 venues nationally and internationally including Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Adelaide Festival Centre and Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.

Adam is also co-founder of award-winning creative communications agency, Aruga. Alongside business partner Donna Kramer, Adam has led the creation and execution of unforgettable campaigns for a roster of big-name clients and cemented Aruga’s position as the trusted communications advisor for numerous cultural organisations and major events including La Boite, Brisbane Festival, Opera Queensland, Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli, Metro Arts and Curiocity Brisbane.

    Naomi Price

    Co-Founder & Artistic Director

    Naomi is a leading theatre performer and producer who co-founded The Little Red Company with Adam Brunes in 2012. Together the pair has created original productions There’s Something About Music (2021), Christmas Actually (2018), Lady Beatle (2017), Wrecking Ball (2014) and Rumour Has It (2012), which Naomi has performed at more than 75 venues nationally and internationally including Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Adelaide Festival Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse and Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. 

    Naomi’s extensive performance credits include the original Australian cast of Helpmann Award-winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; the original cast of Helpmann Award-winning Australian musical Ladies in Black; Sweet Charity; Kiss Me Kate, The Tragedy of King Richard III, Gloria, The Wishing Well, and the Australian premiere of YANK!, as well as the 10th Anniversary concert at New York’s iconic 54 Below. Naomi has won a Green Room Award and a Matilda Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, and a Matilda Award for Best Musical/Cabaret.

    Naomi is highly sought-after as a special guest vocalist and has performed alongside renowned artists including Ricky Martin, Tim Finn, Guy Sebastian, James Morrison, Kate Miller-Heidke, Troy Cassar-Daley and Broadway composer Scott Alan.

    In 2020, Naomi created The IsoLate Late Show, a weekly live music and variety broadcast which raised over 0,000 for the Actors’ and Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic. Naomi was nominated for The Courier-Mail’s Queenslander of the Year for her philanthropy in 2020 and received a special mention at the 2020 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.