Lally has taken India by storm! She’s previously performed hit seasons of her show in Sydney, Melbourne, New York City, Albury-Wodonga, Mexico and Adelaide.

On the one hand, Lally Katz has been writing the funniest and most original plays in the country for the last decade – Neighbourhood Watch, for example. On the other hand, Katz, Oscar Wilde-like, has been putting her genius into her life and only her talent into her work. Now the inevitable moment has come when the two must collide.

The thing is – and this is a true story – Katz was supposed to write us a play about the Global Financial Crisis. But she spent her commission (and then some) actually going to a fortune teller. In New York. More than once. This is the story of what Katz has been doing instead of writing a play. It features Katz, on her own, as herself, embroiled in a tale of art, love, money, shoes, and the apocalypse (of course).

Anyone who’s met her will know that the word ‘irrepressible’ has nothing on Katz, even at her quietest. She makes chaos charming and catastrophe positively exuberant. She likes to be laughed at, and her method is to talk first and think later. Anything could happen. Seriously. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. It’s Lally Katz!

A co-production with Malthouse Theatre


Lally Katz


By Lally Katz
Director Anne-Louise Sarks
Set & Costume Designer Ralph Myers
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Head of Lighting Christopher Page, Holly Woollard
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Production & Stage Manager Luke Cowling

Performance Times

3 February, 8.30PM
Abhimanch Auditorium, National School of Drama, Delhi
18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav
International Theatre Festival of India

5 February, 8PM
HK Auditorium, Ahmedabad
18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav
International Theatre Festival of India

9 & 10 February, 8PM
Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli
Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru,

12 February, 6.30PM
Tagore Theatre, Vazhuthacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram, 18th Bharat Rang
Mahotsav International Theatre Festival of India

13 February, 7PM
Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts,
Sir Dorab Tata Road, Nariman Point

Malthouse Theatre
, Melbourne
9-25 August 2013

Joe’s Pub, Public Theater, New York
29 September 2013

The Butter Factory, HotHouse Theatre, Wodonga
6-15 March 2014

Dramafest, Mexico City
26 August 2014

The Bakehouse Theatre, Brink Productions, Adelaide
29 October – 8 November 2014



[Katz] is a very energetic performer and her vibrant personality is irresistible, carrying all before her as she weaves her storytelling magic.If you are looking for a really good laugh, and who isn’t at the moment with the world seeming to be going to hell in a handbag, you’d be hard put to find anything funnier than this performance.

Barry Lenny | Broadway World

…this show is pure entertainment.

Dee Jefferson | Time Out

Katz claims an appearance as a rabbit is her only previous onstage experience but she’s a natural performer: funny, super-likeable, vibrant and with a fund of fabulous anecdotes and a willingness to use anything to get a laugh, no matter how personal or humiliating.

Deborah Jones | The Australian

All the time it is funny. Wildly, fall-about funny.

John Shand | The Sydney Morning Herald

For the audience, it’s an irresistible glimpse into the unpredictable world of being Lally Katz.

Polly Simons | The Daily Telegraph