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Hayes Theatre Co

  • Theatre
  • Elizabeth Bay
Hayes Theatre Co

Time Out says

Named after Australian musical theatre legend Nancye Hayes OAM, this 110-seat theatre is home to a co-op of theatre companies going by 'Independent Music Theatre', and a home-away-from-home for New Musicals Australia. The building was previously the home of Darlinghurst Theatre Company and called the Darlinghurst Theatre, but changed hands in 2013 and re-opened as Hayes Theatre Co in February 2014.


19 Greenknowe Ave
Potts Point

What’s on

Dubbo Championship Wrestling

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Musicals

Blood, sweat, tears, thumbtacks, rollicking rock ballads, questionable costumes and a fully ocker vernacular – this show has it all. Dubbo Championship Wrestling (DCW) is absolutely over the top, and it’s just about the most bloody fun you can have on a night at the theatre.  Rose (Zoe Ioannou), a young woman who grew up in Dubbo with wrestling in her blood, has long ago turned her back on the family business and Dubbo’s stifling smalltown ways. When circumstances lead her back to her hometown on the eve of Dubbomaina, the biggest wrestling tournament of the year, Rose is drawn into a monumental smackdown over family and identity. There are three things that can undo any musical: drawn-out songs that don't further the story, central romances with no palpable chemistry, and second acts where the action stalls and the audience gets bored. DCW powerfully gut punches all those potential pitfalls, pulls a cheesegrater out of nowhere, and goes back for seconds.  Each and every one of the performers on stage commits to their larger-than-life character with just the right amount of earnestness (including the on-stage rock band and the techie in the “Dubbo TAFE” T-shirt). I say “larger than life”, but if you’ve ever spent time with people who live outside the metropolitan centres, these “cashed-up bogans” don’t feel like too much of a reach.  Ellen Simpson’s (Little Shop of Horrors, Dream Lover) choreography and Tim Dashwood’s (Julius Caesar, Death of a Salesman) fight direction are p

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