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Young Frankenstein

The Hayes Theatre Co is beginning 2021 with a full throttle Yodel and some crazy making musical madness with a new take on Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. The production is directed by Alex Berlarge (American Psycho The Musical) and stars Matthew Backer (Only Heaven Knows). The show was supposed to premier last year but was put […]

The Rise And Disguise of Elizabeth R

Gerry Connolly has been in the business of comedy for a very long time, and for much of that time he’s been impersonating the Queen. So much so that he can reliably speak on her behalf - and he’ll be doing just that when he presents his version of the Queen on stage in his […]

REVIEW: H.M.S. Pinafore

It’s always fun to see an actor steal a production, as Thomas Campbell does in the opening scene to Hayes Theatre’s giddy and hilarious new production of H.M.S. Pinafore. This is one of the most delightful and popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s light operas; it’s a great moment when an audience collectively thinks, You know, […]

30 Something

Cabaret darling Catherine Alcorn and Australia’s award-winning musician, actor and comedian Phil Scott are joining forces this October and converging on the Hayes Theatre. Their cabaret-come-comedy show 30 Something will see the pair performing original and re-spun musical hits.  Catherine and Phil are taking the audience back to New Year’s Eve, 1939. They’re in bohemian […]

A third act waits for Metro Theatre

by JOHN MOYLE The Metro Theatre in Potts Point may be closer to returning to a full-time performing arts venue than at any time in its recent history if a recently formed committee has its way. “The purpose of the action group is to ensure that the Metro is fully restored as a venue for […]

American Psycho The Musical

Barely had it hit the shelves in 1991 before Brett Easton Ellis’ controversial novel about a narcissistic Wall Street serial killer was pulled off again, only being sold in shrink wrap to people over 18. In 2000, American Psycho was turned into a film, receiving mixed but emphatic reviews. Then, somewhat surprisingly, it was adapted […]

REVIEW: Aspects Of Love

This light-hearted if somewhat old-fashioned romp through the landscape of love is executed perfectly by the Hayes Theatre ensemble despite the serious limitations of the stage size and the narrative structure of the work.  Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical explores love in many permutations over a period of 17 years through six characters: Rose, a rising stage […]

Evie May

Theatre director, Kate Champion, describes the Hayes Theatre as Sydney’s version of “off Broadway”, referring to its intimate size and low key productions. Champion is currently rehearsing a brand new musical, Evie May, by Hugo Chiarella and Naomi Livingston, featuring a stellar cast. She regards the constraints of small theatres as positives. “I think it’s the most […]

REVIEW: Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane transforms the Belvoir St Theatre stage into the Golden Garter Saloon following its debut at Hayes Theatre last season. One of the most iconic figures of the American Wild West, Calamity is charged with bringing a famed actress from Chicago, Adelaide Adams, back to the saloon for a highly anticipated performance. The charismatic […]

REVIEW: She Loves Me

This is not a well known musical, which is inexplicable because it sits right up there alongside the best of them. With a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (both writers of Fiddler On The Roof) it certainly has the right pedigree. The trite title belies the sophistication […]