A co-production with Malthouse Theatre

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 a fortune teller. 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!

Lally has performed hit seasons of this show in Sydney, Melbourne, New York City, Albury-Wodonga, Mexico and Adelaide! Read some reviews here


Lally Katz


By Lally Katz
Director Anne-Louise Sarks
Set & Costume Designer Ralph Myers
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Stage Managers Amy Morcom, Grace Nye-Butler
Production Manager Glenn Dulihanty




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

John Shand | The Sydney Morning Herald

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

…this show is pure entertainment.

Dee Jefferson | Time Out

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

Polly Simons | The Daily Telegraph