Neil Gooding Productions and Highway Run Productions are bringing High Fidelity to Hayes Theatre Company.
Based on the novel by Nick Horny, High Fidelity tracks music-loving Rob Gordon (Toby Francis) who tries to figure out why he struggles with relationships so much after getting dumped by his latest girlfriend, Laura (Teagan Waters).
“It’s the classic story of a relationship that has got to its peak and the girl wants to move forward with her life but the guy hasn’t grown up and taken any responsibility. She decides to leave and he wakes up and realises he had to grow up,” says Teagan Waters, “That happens over whatever period or era we’re in. It’s a classic kind of story.”
The production features original music by Tom Kitt, skilfully woven between the sounds and styles of some of history’s greatest artists. With much of the production set in a record shop where Rob works, music becomes vital in bringing Rob and Laura back together.
“It’s a really fun show. If you’ve seen the movie or read the book, you’ll love the musical,” says Waters, “You’ll have a good time!”
Until Dec 17. Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. $64. Tickets & Info: www.hayestheatre.com.au
By Emily Shen