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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes presented by Hayes Theatre Co
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a musical presented by Hayes Theatre Co

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a musical presented by Hayes Theatre Co

Elizabeth Bay, NSW
Champagne? Check. Diamonds? Check. Sex? Check, check, check.

About Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a musical presented by Hayes Theatre Co

Before Muriel and Rhonda; before Elphaba and Glinda; there was Lorelei and Dorothy.

Jump aboard the luxury cruise liner The Ile De France as we sail across the Atlantic in the company of two of musical theatre's most dazzlingly charismatic heroines.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a musical that tells the raucous and subversive story of Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw - two smart young single women with a burning desire for experiences that aren't supposed to be available to them within the laws and conventions of the 1920s. Armed with only their vitality, ambition, quick wits, and above all their unshakeable friendship - these thoroughly modern women play the men at their own game, and live life to the full. Champagne? Check. Diamonds? Check. Sex? Check, check, check. And as for the consequences? They'll worry about those when the ship docks.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes made stars of Carol Channing onstage and Marilyn Monroe on film, and this new production for WorldPride Arts, part of the Sydney WorldPride festival, sees a queer Australian team serve up a ship-sized slice of high-femme camp. Featuring songs like Bye Bye Baby, I'm Just a Little Girl From Little Rock, and Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, prepare for a wet and wild voyage of self-discovery through a queer lens. And remember - in international waters, all the usual rules are suspended - indefinitely.

This production reunites the acclaimed team of director Richard Carroll (Calamity Jane, Once, Godspell) and musical director Victoria Falconer (Once, Lizzie, Godspell) at Sydney's most celebrated and intimate musical theatre company.

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“The acting, singing, dancing, direction and design are … nothing short of stunning.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Hopson’s performance... is thrilling and unequivocally spectacular.” – Suzie Goes See

“Exceedingly funny, visually and musically” – Sydney Scoop

“Utterly joyous” – Theatre Travels

“…all the sass, stage presence, and sex appeal” – City Hub

Music by: Jule Styne

Lyrics by: Leo Robin

Book by: Anita Loos and Joseph Fields

Adapted from the novel by: Anita Loos

Director: Richard Carroll

Musical Director: Victoria Falconer

Cast: Octavia Barron-Martin, Thomas Campbell, Ruby Clark, Adam Di Martino, Emily Havea, Georgina Hopson, Tomáš Kantor, Leah Lim, Tomas Parrish, Matthew Predny, Monica Sayers, Band Nathan Barraclough, Victoria Falconer, Amanda Jenkins, Abi McCunn, Jarrad Payne

Choreographer: Sally Dashwood

Set Designer: Dan Potra

Costume Designer: Angela White

Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman

Associate Musical Director: Abi McCunn

Stage Manager: Bronte Schuftan

Assistant Stage Manager: Anastasia Mowen

Dialect Coach: Benjamin Purser

Intimacy Coordinator: Caroline Kaspar

Run time

2hrs 20min (inc interval)

Start date

March 6th, 2023

End date

March 25th, 2023




Hayes Theatre Co


Recommended Age: 15yrs+

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