In 2016, 61% of mainstage Australian theatre works was written by men. 90% of international works programmed were written by men. This means that fewer than 30% of plays produced in Australia in 2016 were written or directed by women. On top of this, women in the industry are often treated poorly simply for being… Read more.
Last night in Potts Point, the darling of the Sydney independent theatre scene – Hayes Theatre Co – announced their first four productions for the 2017 season at a special ‘coming soon’ preview. Hosted by David Campbell, the event included performances by Stephen Madsen, Tyran Parke and irrepressible Virginia Gay. The announcement included Calamity Jane, the first Neglected Musicals musical to be extended… Read more.
A revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical Cabaret is returning to Australia and the dazzling Paul Capsis will star as the Emcee. Producer David M. Hawkins has confirmed that Cabaret will open the Hayes Theatre Co’s 2017 season on January 9 and will also play a limited engagement at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 27 April 2017. The… Read more.
The cult musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point. The show’s stars – Laura Bunting and Helpmann Award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland – have received glowing reviews for their performances and AussieTheatre’s reviewer Bec Caton praised the… Read more.
Side Show invites you into the underbelly of a Depression-era circus where performers – generally people with disabilities, either real or faked – are placed on display to be gawked at. It can be brutal, but it is the only place they can find not only a job but also acceptance. Amidst this particular group… Read more.
Produced by One Eyed Man Productions, Side Show is the latest independent musical to open at Sydney’s gorgeous Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a suitably intimate piece for the 110 seat venue. The production stars Laura Bunting and Kerrie Anne Greenland as Daisy and Vilolet – the Hilton twins from the “freak show” who took Vaudeville by storm –… Read more.
The final show for Hayes Theatre Co’s 2016 season will by Jerry Herman’s Mack & Mabel, with a four week season confirmed at the Potts Point venue. The news comes after Vic Theatre Company’s production of Spelling Bee – which was announced to fill the November/December slot at Hayes Theatre Co in June – cancelled its scheduled tour to Sydney…. Read more.
The show must go on! Blue Saint Productions have announced today that due to illness Natalie O’Donnell will replace Sophie Carter and Hilary Cole will replace Teagan Wouters in tonight’s performance of Songs for a New World at the Hayes Theatre Co. O’Donnell, who appeared in the Melbourne season of the same production, joined the cast for rehearsal… Read more.
We’ve been waiting for this show to grace our shores for nearly 20 years, and now the Australian premiere cast of Side Show has been announced! Opening at Hayes Theatre Co this September, Helpmann Award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland (Les Miserables) and Laura Bunting (The Voice, Wicked and RENT) will lead the production as twins Violet and Daisy Hilton. Although… Read more.
Two days to go! The cast of Side Show at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre will be announced on Sunday 7 August. And what a time it’s been waiting for this announcement. Our “guy on the inside” has been sending us audition tapes, and we’ve been blown away by these totally legit twin pairings! Debora Krizak and Rowena… Read more.