Playwright Kim Ho’s Discovery of Creative Gold Makes its Debut

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Kim Ho, Melbourne-based playwright, actor, and 2017 recipient of the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award, chats to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about the creative forces behind his writing for the stage and focuses on his latest new work The Great Australian Play an ingenious new satire, due to make its debut at Theatre Works later this month.

The Great Australian Play is set in 1930’s Australia during the Great Depression when many were desperate to believe in myths and legends – the myth that gripped the imagination was the promise of Lasseter’s reef, a fabulously rich gold deposit in a remote and desolate corner of central Australia. Kim Ho explores the inspiration for his new work and reveals a close family connection to this myth.