Thanks to Luke and the Sunday Herald Sun for coming along to Friday’s Opening Night. You can check out their story below or read it on the Herald Sun website.
Andy Lee steps out to support his sister playwright Alex Lee
Words: Luke Dennehy | Picture: Julie Kiriacoudis
ANDY Lee and Hamish Blake are still without a show despite announcing a new deal, believed to be worth milliions, with Channel 9 on Friday night.
As the deal was announced, Lee was supporting his younger sister, playwright Alex Lee, at the opening of her new play, The Pavilion at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran.
It was a proud night for the Lee family, as the worst-kept secret in television was finally announced.
Blake arrived back in Australia last week after filming a movie in New Zealand and the boys will now sit down to figure out their plans for Nine.
“Now we have to work out just what that show is,” Andy Lee said. “That’s what I’m excited about – it’s going to be fantastic.
“We’re just rapt anyone would want to take our shows.’’
The deal the boys’ production company, Radio Karate, signed with Channel 9 is for two years.
Alex has written The Pavilion – about a suburban cricket team – with Nick Musgrove.
She works on the set of Neighbours as a writer and has seven plays under her belt.
Her older brother was beaming at Friday’s premiere, which was attended by cricket great Greg Chappell and Australian team members Peter Siddle and Clint McKay.
Andy is proud as punch of his younger sister.
“I don’t catch up with her Neighbours work as much as I should, but I’ve seen her Comedy Festival plays and Fringe plays and they have been outstanding,” he said.
“This one is a whole new level and I’m looking forward to it.’’