This classic Australian musical takes place on the streets around Hayes Theatre Co. Celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary, Hayes Theatre Co will present a new production from Helpmann Award-winning director Lee Lewis (The Bleeding Tree).
“As Kings Cross wanders in a fog of transition, the time has never been better for the theatre to remind us of where we have come from,” said director Lee Lewis. “Sometimes it is important to look back in order to find our way forward, as artists and as a society. Darlinghurst Nights is one of the great artistic markers of identity woven together with the voices of two of our greatest writers, Kenneth Slessor and Katherine Thomson. Together they speak in a work that is distinctively Australian of what will always matter to us, as artists, as a city and as a society.”
Staring :Baylie Carson, Andrew Cutcliffe, Natalie Gamsu, Abe Mitchell, Billie Rose Pritchard, Sean O’Shea, and Justin Smith
Darlinghurst Nights explores the seductiveness of a life authentically lived, of a world where people can live without fear of intolerance amidst Sydney's most colourful strip. Set during the 1920s and 30s, and inspired by Sydney poet Kenneth Slessor, writer Katherine Thomson (Diving For Pearls) and composer Max Lambert (Miracle City) capture a time when Kings Cross was the only place in Sydney where a person could live anonymously; where bohemian lifestyles were accepted and even encouraged. The three women in the story - Mabel, Cora and Rose - come from different backgrounds and find themselves in different situations, but they are all fighting against the restrictions imposed on them by society and circumstance, and are searching for a way to live the lives they want for themselves.
Venue: Hayes Theatre Co