Mitchell Butel


Killing Time


As part of A Month of Sundays, Hayes Theatre Co

Four performances only

Sunday 9 November, Sunday, 23 November,

Sunday 30 November, Sunday 7 December

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song


Neil Gooding Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents Mitchell Butel in Killing Time, tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks as part of A Month of Sundays at Hayes Theatre Co from 9 November.

Three-time Helpmann Award winner (and voice of the Playschool theme song to boot) Mitchell Butel returns to the Sydney cabaret stage after star turns in The Government Inspector, Angels in America, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Mikado, Forum, Gettin’ Square, Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl and Avenue Q in a hilarious and occasionally sentimental tale of 24 hours in the life of himself and of all our selves. Backed by a white-hot jazz trio led by Daryl Wallis, Butel weaves his way through a night of song including works by Ellington, Berlin, Jarreau, Bernstein, Mercer, Arlen, Elling, Sondheim and Parton…sorry, what, Dolly Parton? Really??

“I'm thrilled that Killing Time is making its Sydney premiere at Hayes Theatre Co. I love this theatre and the people running it and I love doing this show. So much love going around. It's like the 60s all over. Come get a piece Sydney” – Mitchell Butel.


"Mitchell Butel’s return to cabaret after a 10-year break is an absolute triumph," – Adelaide Advertiser

"A comic actor of infinite resource, invention and exquisite timing," – The Age

"Deeply charismatic, smoothly sanguine and one of the finest voices you’ll ever hear," – Sydney Morning Herald


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


Killing Time

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point

Dates and Times: Sunday 9 November, Sunday, 23 November, Sunday 30 November, Sunday 7 December at 7.30pm

Tickets: $40 Adult / $35* (Concession – Senior, Student, MEAA)

Bookings: or phone 02 8065 7337

*including booking fees