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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 80 articles on AussieTheatre

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OzAsia Festival: Parah

If the media were to be believed, Australians wrestle with the impact of a multicultural society regularly.  The Instant Café Theatre Company’s production of Parah however highlights a racial struggle of another kind. Set in Kuala Lumpur, Melur, Hafiz, Mahesh and Kahoe are high school students studying a set text in their literature class called… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Hans: Like A German!

Anything goes at the Cabaret, and Hans likes to stretch the limits of this ethos to its glitziest extents. Hans is a well-known celebrity in Adelaide (and increasingly nationally) – he’s kind of like the love child of Liberace and Priscilla (born in Germany and playing the piano accordian), mincing around the room in hot… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Adam Guettel In Concert

I have a theory. Composers should not be allowed in front of a microphone. Not because they are terrible performers, but because it tarnishes the magic of these musical creations that have always felt from another world. Adam Guettel is a part of musical theatre royalty. He is the grandson of Richard Rodgers (you know,… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Bourgeois and Maurice: Sugartits

Did anyone see that whirlwind go through Adelaide? That was the ab-fabtastic Georgeois Bourgeois and his sister Maurice Maurice. They swept into town with their big hair, massive lashes and more glitter than Mars Bar on a Saturday night and pretty much slapped us in the face with their awesomeness. This frenetic and hilariously camp… Read more.



Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Paul McDermott: The Dark Garden

I f*@king love Paul f*@king McDermott. He’s very naughty, funny, swears like a sailor but sings like an angel. We’ve all kind of worked that out from his various TV appearances, as part of the anarchic group Doug Anthony All Stars, on Ten’s Good News Week or in his stand-up routines. What is pleasantly surprising… Read more.


Keep Calm – The 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival is on its way!

It’s that time of year again in Adelaide. The stars are coming, the stars are coming! This year is a bumper year for Broadway superstars, in Kate Ceberano’s second year as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. For all the die-hard cabaret fans whose favourite festival of the year is just a couple of weeks… Read more.


Adelaide Festival: Kamp

Many of us would be aware of some of the atrocities of the holocaust. Most of us have probably seen and read stories about the cruelty and misery in the concentration camps during WWII – many probably during a history lesson or a documentary on TV. Or at least these are my experiences with this… Read more.


Fat Pig

Neil LaBute is known for his contemporary insight into relationships, providing a particularly derisive and often abhorrent view of how humans interact when it comes to relationships.  Each of his pieces are funny, emotional and often give you a slap in the face that you weren’t expecting. Fat Pig does not hold back in its observations of… Read more.


Pinocchio: Far from wooden

In 2009 the creative team at Windmill Performing Arts took on a brand new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz which was electric in its creative and contemporary view of a children’s classic and went on to win major awards and tour nationally as well as overseas. Three years later, and Rosemary Myers (Director and Creator)… Read more.


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