From Monty Python to Gilbert and Sullivan, from the Darlinghurst Underworld of the 1920s to 1960s Louisiana to a psycho on the streets of 1980s New York, the Hayes Theatre Co’s 2019 season takes in an excitingly diverse range of musical theatre.

“Our musical program this year displays all sides of the human condition – from villains, murderers and conmen to knights in shining armour, those struggling to know what is right to those who are driven by principle,” writes Lisa Campbell, Chair of the Hayes Board, in the 2019 season brochure.

2019 marks the company’s fifth birthday. In that short space of time the Hayes has become an integral part of the musical theatre fabric in Sydney, with productions like Calamity Janealso proving wildly successful interstate.

The Potts Point venue will be dark for the first two months of the year to allow for front-of-house renovations. Then in March it launches into action with Spamalot, Eric Idle’s musical “lovingly ripped off from the Motion Picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail” as the show is billed. It will be the first time the stage show has been staged professionally in Sydney,...

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