A funny and personal evening with one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights.
Hello, Beautiful! is a funny, big-hearted, one-woman show performed by one of Australia’s best loved playwrights. Based on her best-selling memoir, Hello, Beautiful! brings you a 60-minute piece of sublime comic storytelling – true stories from an adventurous life, spiced with wit, tenderness, social observation, and intimacy.
Rayson takes you from the East Brighton of her childhood to the treacheries of Hollywood, from sharehouses in Fitzroy to the beauties of rural Australia. Rayson’s life and writing has always been driven by her deep curiosity about contemporary Australian life: how we live and what matters to us – the political and ethical challenges we face.
Both as a playwright and columnist for magazines and newspapers, she has an ear for the ways we speak and a knack for understanding how our inner lives affect our public selves.
You’ll be struck with many “OMG that happened to me” moments, and feel as if you’ve been listening to stories told by your new best friend.
Written and Performed by: Hannie Rayson
Originally commissioned and first produced by Malthouse Theatre.
Meet the Company
A post show Q&A with Hannie Rayson, facilitated by Michael Cathcart from ABC Radio National, will be held immediately after the performance and run for approx 20 mins.