Luckiest Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents
Britney Spears: The Cabaret
Starring Christie Whelan Browne
Written by Dean Bryant
Musical Direction by Mathew Frank
Hayes Theatre Co
Monday 1 September at 7.30pm
Performances until Sept 7
Extra show added due to popular demand
Not so much a cabaret show as a cry for help, Britney Spears: The Cabaret has had an acclaimed season at Hayes Theatre Co and will play an additional performance on Monday 1 September at 7.30pm at Hayes Theatre Co as part of the season running until Sunday 7 September.
Hilariously funny and strangely touching, Britney Spears: The Cabaret is a satirical look at the perils of fame by award-winning writer/director Dean Bryant. The musical direction of Mathew Frank sees Britney’s hits transformed into cabaret songs, and seamlessly intertwined into the fabric of her life story.
Christie Whelan Browne has wowed critics and audiences in the lead role of Xanadu: The Musical in Melbourne. She has received critical praise and awards for her roles in shows including Company and The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Importance Of Being Earnest. She has most recently has been seen in the role of Janet in The Rocky Horror Show.
"A fascinating exercise in inversion," – Joel Meares, Sydney Morning Herald
"Musical director and accompanist Mathew Frank has rearranged all the hit songs as cabaret numbers for solo piano – and they work astonishingly well," – Jo Litson, The Sunday Telegraph
"Whelan Browne delivers her performance with laser precision, switching in a nano-second from dumb broad to sweet innocent without you seeing it coming," – Deborah Jones
"One of the finest cabarets to grace Australian stages this decade," – Ben Neutze, The Daily Review
"Whelan-Browne dazzles from the moment she steps on stage," – Veronica Hannon, SX
Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point that was formerly the home of the Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Named for Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes OAM, Hayes Theatre Co honours and builds on the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners. This not-for-profit venue is managed by Independent Music Theatre, a collaborative partnership focusing on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes Theatre Co, will be a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists. Hayes Theatre Co is made possible through the City of Sydney's Accommodation Grant Program.
Britney Spears: The Cabaret
Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
Dates & Times: Monday, 1st September at 7.30pm, Wednesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 5pm
Tickets: Adult $39, Conc $35*
Bookings: www.hayestheatre.com.au or (02) 8065 7337
*transaction fees apply