Articles on ‘Hayes Theatre Co’

Only Heaven Knows – Hayes Theatre Co

Photo credit: Robert Catto.

Musicals about queer people that aren’t afraid to embrace their queerness – or in the words of Lily Tomlin, aren’t trying to imitate heterosexuality – are few and far between. It’s not something you’d expect to find in musical theatre history pre-Rent or Fun Home, and it’s probably not something you’d expect to find in… Read more.


Big Fish

Big Fish Cast | Photo by Kate Williams Photography

Musicals that pull on your heart-strings are not an easy find, but the Hayes production of Big Fish – a modified 12-chair version of the 2013 Broadway musical – proves that imaginative but humble stagings can ignite the magic of storytelling equally, if not better than the often rife efforts of a full-blown spectacle. Based… Read more.


Hayes Theatre Co announce final 2017 program

Hayes Theatre Co announce final 2017 program

Earlier this evening, Hayes Theatre Co unveiled the shows that will make up Act Two of their 2017 season at an intimate announcement event. Their July – December program is packed full of fun no matter what type of theatre you prefer, and we have all the details below! Under the Covers Following the previously… Read more.


Final cast member announced for Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co

Final cast member announced for Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co

Luckiest Productions announced today that Tim Draxl will play Cliff in the upcoming 30th Anniversary Production of Only Heaven Knows at the Hayes Theatre Co from May this year. A previous Helpmann Award and Logie Award nominee, Draxl joins the previously announced cast of Matthew Backer (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Blazey Best (Miracle City), Ben Hall (Neighbours) and… Read more.


Phillip Lowe on the magic and mystery of Big Fish

Phillip Lowe, Katrina Retallick and Kirby Burgess in Big Fish. Photo credit: Chris Pavlich.

In Big Fish, the musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 2003 cult classic film, Edward Bloom blurs the lines between reality and magic to narrate the events of his life to his son. Playing the role of Edward in the upcoming Hayes Theatre production, Phillip Lowe is in a unique position to find the truth behind… Read more.



Win a double pass to Big Fish at The Hayes Theatre

Win a double pass to Big Fish at The Hayes Theatre

For your chance to win a double pass to the 18 April, 7:30pm performance of Big Fish enter your details in the form at the bottom of this article. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centres on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life… Read more.


Calamity Jane – Hayes Theatre Co

Credit: John Mcrae.

With a woman who refuses to shrink down into the boxes her society assigns her, a rowdy saloon in the middle of the Wild West, strongly hinted queer subtext, and an immersive theatre experience, One Eyed Man Production’s Calamity Jane has something for everyone. And if none of that sparks your interest, it boasts an incredibly… Read more.


All the winners at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards

Brent Hill in Little Shop of Horrors, Melbourne 2016. Image by Belinda Strodder

At an upbeat and star-studded ceremony tonight at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced – and we’ve got the full list rounded up and ready to go! 35 awards were presented this year and over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community were there to cheer on friends,… Read more.


Mack and Mabel – Hayes Theatre Co

Angelique Cassimatis in Mack and Mabel. Photo by Lightbox Photography.

Examining the inevitable self-destruction that comes with a life in the movies, Mack & Mabel, currently playing at the Hayes Theatre, offers a glimpse into the heartbreakingly pernicious yet romantic world of Old Hollywood. It’s a musical that craves praise and affection and finally, under the direction of Trevor Ashley, it seems to earn it…. Read more.


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