Hayes Theatre Co’s musical revival celebrates the colour characters and history of Kings Cross
Alex Harding’s coming of age story, first produced at Darlinghurst's Stables Theatre in 1988, pulls back the curtain on Kings Cross in the 1940s and 50s – at a time when it was both a home for the bohemian set and the epicentre of Sydney’s gay community; and over a period in which Australia transitioned from post-war euphoria to the austerity of the Menzies era.
Shaun Rennie (Hayes Theatre Co’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown) returns to direct an excellent cast that includes Hayden Tee (Les Miserables), Tim Draxl (Foxtel’s A Place to Call Home), Blazey Best (Hayes Theatre Co’s Miracle City) and Matthew Backer (Sydney Theatre Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Only Heaven Knows was previously revived in the 1990s with David Campbell in the lead. Rennie says the musical’s message endures to this day: “At its heart Only Heaven Knows is about community and the family we choose. By looking back it reminds us of how far we’ve come, but also forces us to see how far we have yet to go.”
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