A Note from Lee, 15 March


It’s autumn! Batch Festival is just around the corner (so hurry up and book your tickets!), the days are getting shorter, all the chocolate in the supermarket is egg-shaped and the light is changing. The light has changed inside the Stables Theatre as well. The Girgensohn Foundation supported an upgrade to our technical equipment and boy, will you see and feel a difference when you come and see Kill Climate Deniers… which is going off! Snap up tickets now if you haven’t already, because nights are filling up fast. Rebecca Massey and Sheridan Harbridge are the funniest buddy cop comedy duo you will see all year, and the whole cast are amazing as they bring slapstick together with melodrama, documentary, techno music, action films, real science, awesome lighting and killer sound design to boot—thanks to our new equipment and the ridiculous talent of the design team.

At the other end of the new play spectrum, the 2018 Lysicrates Prize was won by Travis Cotton. Thank you to everyone who came to the Opera House on Sunday afternoon to vote for the play they wanted to see more of. If you’re in the mood to catch more plays in their early stages, check out the National Play Festival next week down at the Eternity.

And if you really want to see into the mind of a great playwright, check out Alana Valentine’s new book Bowerbird, which is being launched by Currency Press next week.

It’s not quite time to get the doona out and there may be a few more weeks of swims at the beach left, but the year is flying by and there is some great theatre happening. Thank you for being a part of it.


Lee Lewis
Artistic Director