Articles on ‘Hayes Theatre Co’

The Drowsy Chaperone, Hayes Theatre

Hilary Cole in The Drowsy Chaperone. Image by Michael Francis.

The Drowsy Chaperone, a loving parody of 1920s musicals and a thank you to musical theatre for making life a little more bearable, is something of a recent classic. It has played Broadway and the West End, it’s won several awards, and it’s now so beloved that it’s slated to be adapted for film, with… Read more.


Sweet Charity – Photo Feature

Image by Kurt Sneddon

Sydney’s newest independent theatre hub – the Hayes Theatre Co – kicked off its inaugural season with a bang last month and is tipped to soar from strength to strength. Their debut season of Sweet Charity, starring Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes and Debora Krizak sold out fast after an influx of rave reviews and a… Read more.


Exclusive: Drowsy Chaperone Rehearsals

Exclusive: Drowsy Chaperone Rehearsals

Prepare ye, for the return of Squabbalogic is upon us! In 2013 this bold young production company reminded the Sydney music theatre scene just what the words “game changing” meant with hit productions of the musicals Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Carrie. Having now taken their place amongst the producers behind the Hayes Theatre Company,… Read more.


Anything is possible: Sydney’s independent theatre revolution

Well it’s official, this month Sydney audiences resoundingly welcomed the return of the independent musical. With William Finn’s Falsettos playing at the Eternity and Sweet Charity at the Hayes Theatre, for the first time in a long time, the independent musicals outnumbered the mainstage productions. Better yet, this isn’t a miraculous one-off. There’s much more… Read more.



Review: Sweet Charity – Hayes Theatre

Sweet Charity at the Hayes Theatre Co, nominated for nine Sydney Theatre Awards.. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Hayes Theatre Co – a new company devoted to furthering Australian musical theatre and cabaret through clever revivals and new works – debuted their first show this week: Luckiest Productions and Neil Gooding Production’s  re-imagining of the legendary 1966 musical (and later, a film starring Shirley MacLaine) Sweet Charity. This isn’t a replica. This is… Read more.


Oh so sweet: Sweet Charity teaser at Hayes Theatre Co

Sweet Charity at the Hayes Theatre Co, nominated for nine Sydney Theatre Awards.. Image by Kurt Sneddon

It’s been doing the rounds on Facebook today already, but in case you haven’t seen this little sizzle reel from the Hayes Theatre Co’s debut production of Sweet Charity, we suggest you take a peek! Starring Verity Hunt-Ballard, Debora Krizak and Martin Crewes this production has the Sydney theatre scene a-buzz with excitement, and looking… Read more.


Squabbalogic to kick off 2014 with The Drowsy Chaperone

Squabbalogic will present The Drowsy Chaperone in association with the new Hayes Theatre Co.

Squabbalogic are oft-called ‘musical theatre darlings’ of the Sydney scenes, which is accurate, but after their smashing 2013 season and now, coming into 2014, we might need to start calling them ‘game-changers’. Last year, Squabbalogic defied even the highest expectations with two Australian premieres: the form-defying irony-rock show Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and the redeemed, tragic,… Read more.


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