At The Hayes



At The Hayes is a regular podcast featuring behind the scenes scoops and in depth interviews with performers, directors, producers and other creative people. Hosted by Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney.


  • Dean Bryant

    18/02/2017 Duración: 49min

    Richard Carroll talks to Dean Bryant, director of Sweet Charity and Little Shop of Horrors at the Hayes, and current Associate Director at the Melbourne Theatre Company. They discuss the sometimes rocky development of those two musicals, his work on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical, and the place of musicals in the overall Australian theatre landscape.

  • Mitchell Butel

    19/01/2017 Duración: 39min

    A three-time Helpmann Award winner and a Hayes favourite, actor and director Mitchell Butel talks with Richard Carroll about making a life as an actor, touring, and auditioning - and the time he was flown to London to tap-dance for Cameron Mackintosh!

  • Helen Dallimore

    16/12/2016 Duración: 46min

    Helen Dallimore has been a fixture on Australian stages and screens for 20 years. In 2004 she was the original Glinda in the West End production of Wicked, and in 2012 she won a Helpmann Award for Legally Blonde. She’s currently starring in the hit Channel 9 sitcom Here Come The Habibs. Helen sat down with Richard Carroll for a chat about her life and career.

  • Virginia Gay

    17/11/2016 Duración: 58min

    Richard Carroll talks to Virginia Gay (Channel 7's All Saints and Winners & Losers) about her life and career, including the 2017 production of Calamity Jane at the Hayes, in which she will play the title role.

  • Trevor Ashley

    29/10/2016 Duración: 01h23min

    Richard Carroll talks to the celebrated actor, producer, director and producer Trevor Ashley about Priscilla, Hairspray, and Les Miserables - as well as his one-man shows, and the upcoming Mack & Mabel, which he will direct at the Hayes in November.

  • Philip Quast

    08/09/2016 Duración: 46min

    David Campbell interviews Australian theatre legend Philip Quast at the Hayes in an intimate, funny and revealing conversation about his life and career. We thank Philip Quast for allowing us to make this conversation available as a podcast. For information on more exclusive events at the Hayes, sign up to our mailing list at

  • Episode 12: Spring Awakening at ATYP; Hayes cast in We Will Rock You; New musical The Detective's Handbook; Tom Sharah on Into The Woods

    13/04/2016 Duración: 37min

    In this episode, we focus on the future of musical theatre in Australia. We visit rehearsals for the Australian Theatre for Young People's rehearsals for Spring Awakening and talk to some of the young cast. Three of the stars of We Will Rock You (who all starred in Hayes shows last year) tell us about combining commercial and independent roles. Director Jonathan Biggins and writer Ian Ferrington give us the low-down on new musical The Detective's Handbook, which premieres at the Hayes this month. And cabaret star Tom Sharah chooses Into The Woods for our regular feature '5 minutes on a favourite musical'.

  • Ep 11: Oscar-winning movie musicals; Hayden Tee in Les Mis on Broadway; Kerrie-Anne Greenland on Chicago

    04/03/2016 Duración: 39min

    In this episode - Tom Sharah and Richard Carroll discuss the movie musicals that have been honoured at the Oscars through the decades. We talk to Hayden Tee, who has taken his Javert from the Australian stage to the current Broadway production of Les Miserables. And Kerrie Anne Greenland chooses Chicago for her '5 minutes on a favourite musical'.

  • Ep 10: Alan Menken interview; Dean Bryant, Esther Hannaford and Brent Hill; Trevor Ashley

    13/02/2016 Duración: 36min

    It's an Alan Menken special edition of the podcast as the legendary composer gives us an exclusive interview about 'Little Shop of Horrors' and his incredible career. We also hear about the brand new production of 'Little Shop' opening at the Hayes from director Dean Bryant and stars Esther Hannaford and Brent Hill. And theatre and cabaret star Trevor Ashley chooses Menken's 'Beauty and the Beast' for his '5 minutes on a favourite musical'.

  • Ep 9: Phil Scott; Set design at the Hayes; Josie Lane on Avenue Q

    31/01/2016 Duración: 37min

    We have an exclusive interview with cabaret legend Phil Scott about his career and his most recent one-man show 'Reviewing The Situation', which is returning to the Hayes. Set designers Owen Phillips (Sweet Charity; Little Shop of Horrors), Lauren Peters (The Drowsy Chaperone; Love Bites; High Society; Rent) and Hugh O'Connor (The Fantasticks) talk about the opportunities and challenges for designing in the tiny Hayes space. And 'Little Shop of Horrors' star Josie Lane gives us five minutes on one of her favourite musicals, 'Avenue Q'.

  • Ep 8: Nancye Hayes special episode

    19/01/2016 Duración: 39min

    Joining us for an exclusive feature-length interview on this episode of the podcast is the lady herself, Nancye Hayes. The theatre's namesake talks to producer Richard Carroll about her whole life and career, from her childhood in Sydney to her first big break in 'My Fair Lady', through her star-making role in 'Sweet Charity', all the way to appearing in person at the theatre named after her. A treat not to be missed for all fans of musical theatre.

  • Ep 7: Jeanine Tesori; Carols by Cabaret cast; Virginia Gay on Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    18/12/2015 Duración: 25min

    An exclusive interview with Tony award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, whose show VIOLET is currently playing at the Hayes. A boisterous backstage report from CAROLS BY CABARET, featuring Mitchell Butel, Marika Aubrey, Lucy Maunder, Trevor Ashley, Shaun Rennie, Hilary Cole, Rosa the Russian Beautician, Nancye Hayes and more! And Virginia Gay chooses Hedwig and the Angry Inch for her '3 minutes on a favourite musical'.

  • Ep 6: Rob Mills; Marika Aubrey on Carols by Cabaret; Violet rehearsals; Neglected Musicals' The Goodbye Girl; Kelley Abbey on West Side Story

    06/11/2015 Duración: 28min

    Rob Mills on the return of his cabaret show Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good. Reports from Violet rehearsals, and performances of Neglected Musicals' The Goodbye Girl. Matilda star Marika Aubrey talks about this year's Carols By Cabaret. And Kelley Abbey chooses West Side Story for her '3 Minutes on a Favourite Musical'.

  • Ep 5: 'Coming Soon' special edition

    22/10/2015 Duración: 27min

    Recorded live at Hayes Theatre Co's 'Coming Soon' event on Monday 19th October, and featuring interviews and performances. New shows announced include Little Shop of Horrors, Xanadu, The Detective's Handbook, The Fantasticks, and return seasons of Rent and Reviewing The Situation. Hosted by David Campbell.

  • Ep 4: Rent vs Hamilton; Neglected Musicals; Violet producers; Elise McCann on The Bridges of Madison County

    16/10/2015 Duración: 26min

    We take a look at the current Broadway smash hit Hamilton, and how it’s success mirrors that of our current musical Rent. We get some backstage insight from the Neglected Musicals program. We take a look ahead to the much-anticipated Violet with that show's producers (who are also both appearing in musicals themselves) And Matilda star Elise McCann gives us three minutes on one of her favourite musicals, The Bridges of Madison County.

  • Ep 3: High Society backstage; Rent rehearsals; I Might Take My Shirt Off; Melba workshop; 3 minutes on Jerry Springer The Opera

    21/09/2015 Duración: 32min

    A backstage report from the cast during a performance of 'High Society'. Cast and crew of 'Rent' give us an update on rehearsals. Award-winning actor Dash Kruck talks about his cabaret show 'I Might Take My Shirt Off'. Inside the New Musicals Australia workshop of 'Melba'. And 3 Minutes on a Favourite Musical - Richard Carroll talks about 'Jerry Springer The Opera'.

  • Ep 2: Amanda Harrison; State of cabaret in 2015; Cabaret season previews; New Musicals Australia; Marketing your show

    14/06/2015 Duración: 35min

    Amanda Harrison tells us about her upcoming cabaret show at the Hayes 'Up Close and Reasonably Personal'. David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Toby Francis discuss what 'cabaret' means, and the state of Australian cabaret in 2015. Previews of cabaret shows in our current season from the artists themselves. Entrants in Hayes Theatre Co's New Musicals Australia program talk about their experience at last month's snapshots. And Kendra Reid from publicity and marketing firm AKA tells our 'Components' panel how to best promote your show.

  • Ep 1: Marina Prior; Helen Dallimore, Trevor Ashley & Mitchell Butel; Toby Francis & Neil Gooding

    11/05/2015 Duración: 35min

    Marina Prior talks about her cabaret show 'A Prior Engagement', which will headline the Hayes Theatre Co cabaret season 2015. 'Dogfight' star Toby Francis interviews the show's director and producer Neil Gooding about our current production. And musical theatre stars Trevor Ashley, Mitchell Butel and Helen Dallimore discuss making the transition to directing for their upcoming shows at Hayes Theatre Co.

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