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Presented by Griffin Theatre Company and Performing Lines

Playwright and author Hannie Rayson brings her sublimely comedic one-woman show to Griffin. Featuring select stories from her acclaimed memoir Hello, Beautiful!, Rayson shares true tales from an adventurous life, ranging from her childhood in East Brighton to the treacheries of Hollywood; from sharehouses in Fitzroy to the beauty of rural Australia. Rayson’s writing has always been driven by her deep curiosity about contemporary Australian life: how we live, what matters to us, and the political and ethical challenges we face. Self-deprecating and hilarious, Hello, Beautiful! seeks out extraordinary moments in the everyday.

‘[Rayson] takes centre stage with a sharp, economical style, skipping vividly between juicy anecdotes, shards of remembered conversation and moments of reverie.’ – The Australian


Interview with Hannie Rayson and director Matthew Lutton


Audience Reactions to ‘Hello, Beautiful!’

Written and performed by Hannie Rayson
Director Matthew Lutton
Lighting Designer Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Production Manager Liz Young
Originally commissioned and produced by Malthouse Theatre

9 – 14 July

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm*
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 11 July 2pm & 7pm

*There will be a Q&A with Hannie Rayson directly after the performance on Friday 13 July


Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply 
 to Griffin’s 2018 Season for priority access and exclusive discount on Special Events

“We find ourselves captivated by her delightful avidity, and share in the joys of her personal reflections.” Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

“[Rayson] is an engaging storyteller, and works the room confidently, speaking to the audience as friends.” Jason Blake, Audrey Journal


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