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.
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.
Virginia Gay is set to take the stage at the Hayes this March as Calamity Jane in a semi-immersive production by Richard Carroll (it has evolved out of a Neglected Musicals staged reading in 2016), and now the full cast has been announced. Joining Gay (All Saints, Winners and Losers, High Society) are Laura Bunting… Read more.
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.
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.