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 Hayden Tee (Les Miserables).
“Saying that I am excited to join the amazing cast of Only Heaven Knows would be an understatement,” said an enthusiastic Draxl. “To debut at Hayes Theatre Co and return to musical theatre after 17 years in such a poignant and important original Australian piece with such a brilliant creative team is any actors dream”.
Only Heaven Knows is a beloved musical set in the 1940s and 1950s, telling the story of one young man’s discovery of love and life in Sydney. Tim, a teenage playwright, leaves an unsupportive family in Melbourne and arrives amidst the bohemian by-way of Kings Cross in the summer of 1944 where women and gay men are enjoying unparalleled freedoms after five years of war. Tim soon finds love and a new family in Cliff his ocker lover, Guinea the tough but big-hearted nightclub singer, the flamboyant but sensitive Alan, and proud and fabulous Lana, a poor man’s Robert Helpmann. The Sydney bacchanal soon fades however as the cold winds of intolerance brings in the Menzies era and Tim and his friends must learn to survive hostility in a time before a visible gay community existed.
ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS
Presented by Luckiest Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co
Written and Composed by Alex Harding
Directed by Shaun Rennie
Musical Supervision by Daniel Edmonds
Set Design by Brian Thomson
Venue Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point
Season 26 May – 1 July 2017
Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au or (02) 8065 7337