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.


  • At The Hayes presents – The legend that is Miss Nancye Hayes

    21/09/2019 Duración: 47min

    There is a reason that Nancye Hayes is called Australian Musical Theatre Royalty, apart from maintaining her position at the top of the musical theatre tree for over half a century, Nancye’s majestic air portrays a grace and refinement that only royalty can have. As I sat down to talk with Nancye about her career and her life, my initial nerves slowly melted away as she shared in her gentle way, an indefatigable passion for her career and intimate stories about her life so far. It was so wonderful to gain insights into the woman I have known and revered for over 30 years. Nancye brings these stories to The Hayes in her new one woman show appropriately named “Hayes at The Hayes” as a part of the October cabaret Series. Directed by Jason Langely, musically directed by Michael Tyack and devised by Tony Sheldon (a creative dream team), you will see perhaps a part of Nancye that you have never seen before. Race to book your tickets to see Nancye headlining a double bill with Cath Alcorn and Phil Scott in “30 Somet

  • Caroline or Change - the sleeper musical that will take Sydney by storm

    05/08/2019 Duración: 29min

    In today's episode Margi D sits down for a brief chat the man of many successful hats - actor/director and artistic director Mitchell Butel on his latest directorial project, the wonderful Caroline or Change. Also joining us is the very talented Elenoa Rokobaro taking on the titular and coveted role of Caroline and finally the two young boys playing Noah, who forms an endearing friendship with Caroline in a time when the most significant social movement of the 20th Century is about to erupt.  Caroline or Change is a story of people in crisis both internally and externally and how they deal with that crisis without losing hope. A story that will leave you uplifted and your hearts singing. Book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and Music by Jeanine Tesori. Director Mitchell Butel Musical Director Lucy Bermingham The show previews August 23rd and runs to September 21st Monday to Saturday. Tickets available at or call (02) 8065 7337 to book.  You will leave the theatre with your hearts soaring -

  • Catch Me If you Can with Cameron Mitchell

    04/07/2019 Duración: 38min

    Today I’m with celebrated Australian choreographer, and now choreographer/director of the upcoming production “Catch Me If You Can” -  Cameron Mitchell. Cameron has many strings to his bow, he is a performer, choreographer, teacher and now a director, all of which could be preceded by any glowing superlative you can think of. Today he talks about the show, his past, present and future and what it feels like to make the transition from performer to choreographer to choreographer/director. Cameron is an absolute delight and I doubt you will meet anyone more passionate about his craft. “Catch Me If You Can -The Musical” is based on the 2002 movie of the same name which in turn was based on the 1980 autobiography of Frank Abgnale Jr – a genius con artist that managed to con millions of dollars by faking it in professions he had never trained to do. With a swinging 60’s score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, it sounds like it’s going to be a cracker. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Book By Terrance McNally, Lyrics By Marc S

  • NEXT STOP RAZORHURST! Margi D talks to the director and a co-star of this thrilling new musical.

    03/06/2019 Duración: 36min

    I love my job, I get to talk to the most interesting people none more so than Benita de Wit, director of "Razorhurst" and one of the stars from the show – Amelia Cormack (co-starring with Debora Krizak). Not only are these wonderful gals interesting, passionate creatives with a lot to say about the way of the world, they are both ex-pats fresh from New York, taking time out from their busy schedules in NY to bring you the Australian Premiere of this exciting new piece about the rivalry between two of Australia’s most vicious gangsters, who just happen to be women – Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh. Brought to you by The Hayes Theatre Company "Razorhurst" premieres Monday to Saturday from June 14th to July 13th 2019. Book and lyrics by Kate Mulley Music by Andy Peterson Director – Benita de Wit Musical Director – Lucy Bermingham Starring – Amelia Cormack and Debora Krizak Running time approx. 90 minutes Tix available at

  • April Cabaret is - Kerrie Anne Greenland and Steven Kreamer!

    15/04/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    In today's episode, Margi D talks to two wonderful performers who will be kicking off the Hayes Theatre Cabaret Series from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of April. Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine in the 2014 "Les Miserables tour) presents her homage to songs from the movies in “Pictures: Songs from Movie Musicals” and Steven Kreamer (Musical director extraordinaire) steps out from behind the scenes to tell his story in “I Sing Songs”. Two very different cabarets in content and style but both fabulous and a chance to see talent at it’s very best, so I would go and see both of them! Tickets are selling very fast so here are the dates and times only two weeks away! Book now at Kerrie Anne Greenland: “Pictures : Songs from Movie Musicals” Produced by Neil Gooding Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co Friday 26th – 8.30pm Saturday 27th – 2pm and 7pm Sunday 28th – 7pm   Steven Kreamer: “I Sing Songs” Presented by Steven Kreamer in association with Hayes Theatre Co Friday 26th – 7p

  • We're back - with Monty Python's Spamalot!

    26/02/2019 Duración: 40min

    We are back! And talking all things Spamalot. The Hayes Theatres opens it’s doors for the first time in 2019 with the much anticipated “Monty Python’s Spamalot”. Directed by The Hayes’ very own Richard Carroll and choreographed by Hayes favourite Cameron Mitchell with musical supervision by Conrad Hamill. Today Margi D talks to cast member Marty Alix and director Richard Carroll This hilarious show promises to be a fantastic night in the theatre with one critic describing it as – “..a wonderful night, and I fart in the general direction of anyone who says otherwise” (Charles Spencer – Daily Telegraph, London)  “Monty Python’s Spamalot” (book and lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle) runs from March 6th – April 6th 2019. Don’t miss out! Book online at or ring box office on 02 8065 7337 See you there!

  • The Christmas Wrap Up At The Hayes

    24/12/2018 Duración: 37min

    To round off another amazing year of theatre at The Hayes, Margi D takes a look back at all the shows that have earned more stars from the critics than there are in the sky. Plus a sneaky peek at what's to come in 2019 Wishing you all a truly wonderful holiday season and I look forward to seeing you all again At The Hayes in 2019! Merry Christmas, love Margi D

  • Aspects of Love - The British Invasion

    18/11/2018 Duración: 33min

    Look out, the British are coming! Andrew Lloyd Webber has finally arrived at The Hayes. Walk this Way Productions in association with The Hayes Theatre Co presents 'Aspects of Love', a glorious musical not seen in Australia since 1993. Margi D sits down to chat with 3 very special people who have come all the way from London to do the show. Partners in life and business, Andrew J Bevis (Aspects' director) and Nathan M Wright (Aspects' choreographer) are Walk This Way Productions and together with actor Wendy Lee Purdy we talk about "Aspects of Love" and their experiences of living and working on the West End. These three are an absolute delight and we share many laughs as well as a few tips for up and coming performers who might want to give London a try! "Aspects of Love" commences on the 22nd of November 2018.  Tickets available at  Book them fast!!

  • 'Evie May' creators Naomi Livingston & Hugo Chiarella

    02/10/2018 Duración: 43min

    Margi D is joined by Naomi Livingston and Hugo Chiarella, the creators of a brand new Australian musical - Evie May, starring Amanda Harrison. These bright young stars talk about themselves, how the show got started and what it meant to have the support of New Musicals Australia to get Evie May to the stage.  Evie May runs at Hayes Theatre Co from October 12th for a limited season.

  • 'She Loves Me' stars Caitlin Berry and Rowan Witt

    10/09/2018 Duración: 38min

    New host Margi D talks to stars in the making and the young leads of the current smash hit at the Hayes Theatre Co - 'She Loves Me'. Caitlin Berry and Rowan Witt talk about their young careers, their training and why exactly Stephen Sondheim calls 'She Loves Me' his number one best musical. She Loves Me runs at Hayes Theatre Co, Sydney until September 22nd.

  • Lee Lewis & Max Lambert

    16/12/2017 Duración: 57min

    Richard Carroll is joined by Helpmann-winning director Lee Lewis (artistic director of Griffin Theatre Company) and legendary Australian composer and musical director Max Lambert (The Boy From Oz, Miracle City) to discuss their new production of Darlinghurst Nights at the Hayes. Darlinghurst Nights is a classic Australian musical by Katherine Thomson and Max Lambert (based on the poems of Kenneth Slessor), which debuted at Sydney Theatre Company in 1988. The show depicts working class people in Kings Cross and Darlinghurst in the early 1930s. The 30th anniversary production at the Hayes brings the show to the very area it depicts.

  • Toby Francis

    16/11/2017 Duración: 43min

    Star of Kinky Boots and High Fidelity, Toby Francis joins Richard Carroll to talk about his dual roles as performer and producer, as well as auditioning, casting, and what Cyndi Lauper is really like. High Fidelity plays at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 November 2017

  • Elise McCann

    15/10/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    Elise McCann is best known for her Helpmann Award-winning role as Miss Honey in the original Australian cast of the smash hit musical Matilda, and also to Hayes audiences for her cabaret show Everybody Loves Lucy, where she played Lucille Ball.   Elise talks to Richard Carroll about her life and career - from her first job in Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, to being cast in Matilda against the odds. She also talks about her parallel career as a producer, and the show Carmen: Live or Dead - starring Natalie Gamsu and featuring original music from iOTA - which debuts at the Hayes in 2018.

  • Bobby Fox

    16/09/2017 Duración: 39min

    Bobby Fox is well-known for his role as Frankie Valli in the original Australian production of Jersey Boys, and also to Hayes audiences for his roles in Blood Brothers and High Society. Now he returns to the Hayes as part of the ensemble 'super-cast' of Dean Bryant's Assassins, which plays at the Hayes until 15th October. Bobby talks to Richard Carroll about his days as a world champion Irish dancer, going on a world tour with Riverdance aged 15, settling in Australia because of an encounter with a 'fella in a pub', and his role as Charles Guiteau in Assassins.

  • Working at the Hayes (special episode)

    20/08/2017 Duración: 34min

    On this special episode, we feature a range of previous guests talking specifically about their experiences of working at the Hayes. Featuring Nancye Hayes, Genevieve Lemon, Mitchell Butel, Virginia Gay, Hayden Tee and Dean Bryant.

  • Genevieve Lemon

    16/07/2017 Duración: 01h00s

    Aussie icon Genevieve Lemon joins Richard Carroll for a frank and funny conversation about her roles in Billy Elliot, Priscilla, Prisoner, Neighbours, and the upcoming Melba at Hayes Theatre Co. Melba plays at Hayes Theatre Co from 11 August 2017.  

  • Matthew Mitcham

    16/06/2017 Duración: 44min

    Olympic gold medal-winning diver turned award-winning cabaret performer Matthew Mitcham talks to Richard Carroll about his life and career(s), including some frank, honest and inspiring lessons learned during his experiences with addiction and depression. Matthew's show Under The Covers plays at Hayes Theatre Co in July 2017.

  • Hayden Tee

    16/05/2017 Duración: 01h06min

    Tri-continental star of 'Les Miserables' Hayden Tee joins Richard Carroll to discuss playing Javert in Australia, on Broadway and in the West End - and about coming straight back to Sydney afterwards to appear in 'Only Heaven Knows' at the Hayes. 'Only Heaven Knows' plays at Hayes Theatre Co, Sydney from 26 May - 1 July.

  • Simon Burke

    16/04/2017 Duración: 01h02min

    Simon Burke talks to Richard Carroll about his 40 years in the Australian entertainment industry - from winning an AFI award aged 13 for the movie The Devil's Playground, to starring in musicals like Les Miserables, Anything Goes and Company.

  • Nancye Hayes

    17/03/2017 Duración: 41min

    A re-broadcast of Richard Carroll's January 2016 conversation with Australian musical theatre legend (and Hayes Theatre Co namesake) Nancye Hayes. Nancye talks about her life and career, including leading the original Australian casts of Sweet Charity and Chicago.

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