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about the show

Her songs provide a window into her life without artifice or pretension.

The daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, Martha’s immersion in music from an early age is evident in her command of the stage and her masterful handling of a spectrum of musical styles.

The performance will showcase her fifth record, Goodnight City, which just may her best yet. The album features her own work, alongside songs written by her brother Rufus Wainwright and friends such as Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, Michael Ondaatje and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs.

Martha Wainwright’s astonishingly versatile voice soars, sighs, provokes and tells secrets.


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“Martha Wainwright excels at both singing and songwriting, and earns herself a spot among this decade’s foremost performers.”

“…a grand, glowering gravitas – part Patti Smith, part Leonard Cohen.”
Uncut Magazine

“…taking music and wringing from it a startling wealth of shiver-inducing moments.”
Pitchfork Media

“Somewhere between Patti Smith and the ghost of Edith Piaf.”
Q Magazine

“Wainwright moves amid prettily finger-picked folk-rock and more eccentric arrangements.”
NY Times

“…her stage presence suggests several things at one time – defiant and strong, yet with an edge of sadness and vulnerability as well.”
Spin Magazine

with special guests

Melbourne duo Oh Pep! will be supporting Martha Wainwright, performing at 7.30pm.

For more information about Oh Pep! or listen to Doctor Doctor.

bar and diner

The Bank Cafe Diner will be open from 6pm. They will be offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). Lismore City Hall has indoor and outdoor dining options.

Menu for Martha Wainwright performance
Roasted Beetroot Salad, Orange, Walnut, Feta, Mixed Leaves, Pearl Barley, Candied Orange Zest & Citrus Dressing – $20
Slow Roasted Chicken Maryland, Moroccan Style Cous Cous, Hummus, Mint Yogurt, Mixed Herb & Rocket Salad – $20

Elderflower Panna Cota, Raspberry Compote & Fennel Tuile – $10
Gourmet Cheese Tasting Plate for Two. Served with Mixed Fruit & Nuts and Crackers $15

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

Patron advice

Recommended for ages 15 years and over.
Oh Pep! | 45 minutes duration
Martha Wainwright | 80 minutes duration


Adults $69.90
Subscribers $65.90
Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
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