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Hayley was an arts worker in South Australia for twelve years working freelance for small to medium clients as well as for companies such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Theatre Company SA, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and the Australia Business Arts Foundation. As part of her freelance work, Hayley founded the ATG Curtain Call Awards (which is now an annual gala event), co-produced three 24 Hour Show charity fundraiser events, has judged for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and reviewed for Aussie Theatre and the Adelaide Theatre Guide. Hayley now runs a boutique events and arts management business, Footlight Events and in her spare time, is involved with Adelaide’s amateur theatre community as a producer, performer and director.

Hayley has written 78 articles on AussieTheatre

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Oz Rockin’ The Ladies Lounge

Christa Hughes. Photo by Kelly Ann Denton

Have you ever been at a party and everyone is drunk except for you? You go along with the fun and you don’t want your sober demeanor to bring the party down, but you just don’t get the joke? Christa Hughes has an extensive music career as a solo performer, daughter of pianist Dick Hughes… Read more.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Under the Covers

Photo: Jeff Busby

Let’s face it, the Cabaret Festival might bring out the chardonnay sippers and the fedora wearers (particularly in force this year), but really it also brings out the freaks and the fabulous too. Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are strange bedfellows indeed. Part goth, part glam, part Addams Family their act is macabre and freaky… Read more.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Clown Heart

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Clown Heart

I’m going to admit up front that I’m a bit of an Adam Hills fan. I used to listened to him on local radio station in the ’90s, I’ve seen just about every show he’s brought to Adelaide, follow him on twitter, watch his UK show The Last Leg and generally fangirl at anything he… Read more.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Piano Lessons

Photo: Nicholas Purcell

Anna Goldsworthy’s memoir of her “awakening” as a concert pianist, recounting her life growing up learning piano under the guidance of her Russian piano teacher (who is on the Liszt list) is a critically acclaimed book released in 2009. Piano Lessons is the live enactment of this memoir. Part play, part classical concert, the audience… Read more.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – 2015 Variety Gala Performance

Barry Humphries. Image by Claudio Raschella

It’s the splash of an opening that brings out all the bling in Adelaide. The Variety Gala Performance is the tasting plate of what is to come, a variety show that pits opera against stand-up and all the kooky and crazy in between. Despite running 45 minutes over time and being packed with almost every… Read more.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Hot Picks

Photo: Mark Wojt

With the gala opening fast approaching and such a huge program on offer at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival it’s almost impossible to choose.  Here’s our hot picks for the season – the shows to most look forward to! Back for More We’ve seen them before, and we’ve had a taste of how awesome they… Read more.

Survivor’s guide to the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Barry Humphries. Image by Claudio Raschella

The times they are a-changing… But change is good. In fact, change is great! The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has a new team and a new drive, keeping some of the classics and bringing in some new flavours in the well-loved Festival that is now well into its second decade. Barry Humphries is a crowd favourite… Read more.

Between Two Waves at The Bakehouse Theatre

It is heartening to see South Australia’s flagship theatre company getting behind some of Adelaide’s most prolific and promising independent artists. The core of this production is distinctly independent, with many emerging and/or freelance artists at the helm, but the solidarity of STCSA is markedly present and hopefully a means for these creatives to thrive…. Read more.

OzAsia Festival: Red Sorghum

I know very little about dance. I have not seen a huge amount of dance performances and I have no knowledge of the technical skill required for the various types of dances. Most of my understanding of dance comes from So You Think You Can Dance, which I haven’t watched for a number of years…. Read more.

Jesikah by the State Theatre Company of S.A.

State Theatre Company SA’s education program is primarily focused on delivering quality theatre to high school students that makes them think, analyse and engage with theatre on many levels. We as the general public get a very small glimpse into this program through just a small handful of performances at the end of the tour… Read more.