Playwright and author Hannie Rayson returns to Malthouse Theatre to share select stories from her acclaimed book Hello, Beautiful!. In a love letter to Melbourne, told through 43 vignettes, she pays homage to the city now, its history and its curiosities. Self-deprecating and hilarious, Hannie speaks directly to the audience about her experience of seeking out extraordinary moments in the everyday, and the city that has always been her home.
Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her works—including Hotel Sorrento, Inheritance and Life After George—have been performed around Australia and internationally. She has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her play Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award.