Hayes Theatre Co presents: Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox, performed by Michael Griffiths as part of the Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret season 2014 at Hayes Theatre Co. from July 2 – July 5, 2014.
Michael Griffiths IS Annie Lennox. From the gender bending early days as one half of Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, revisit unforgettable songs like Why, Walking on Broken Glass and There Must Be An Angel(Playing With My Heart).Sweets Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox was awarded Best Cabaret at the Adelaide Fringe 2014 for Michael Griffiths’ engaging interpretation of the legend herself. Written and directed by Dean Bryant (Sweet Charity), the story spans Annie’s incredibly successful career.
A pianist, singer and cabaret performer, Michael Griffiths is a star on the rise. As a standout performer at Perth Fringeworld 2014 and Melbourne Midsumma 2014, Michael brings his smooth voice and handsome charm to a project he has self- produced through a labour of love.
“The show deals particularly with the feelings we all experience when under the spell of romantic love.Audiences have loved hearing the stories behind these familiar songs and hearing the lyrics away from the distractions of pop production. Stripped back to a voice and piano the songs stand up remarkably well, the stories behind them timeless and universal,” said Musical Director and Performer Michael Griffiths.
"Griffiths is extraordinary…a compelling blend of tranquillity, turbulence and gentleness that comes from being able to express pain creatively."
– The AGE
"With a stinging sense of humour and enough charm to woo even the most hostile of audiences, the former Jersey Boy captured the room from the moment he stepped on stage."
– The AU Review
"He plays with heart-rending passion that breathes new life into the songs."
– Australian Stage
Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point which 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.
Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
Dates: July 2 – July 5
Times: Wednesday, 2nd July 8.30pm, Thursday, 3rd July 8.30pm, Friday, 4th July 6.30pm, Saturday, 5th July 8.30pm
Tickets: All tickets $35*
Bookings: www.hayestheatre.com.au or phone 02 8065 7337
*including booking fees