Play with music.
Based on the poetry of Kenneth Slessor, Darlinghurst Nights takes five characters from the light verse that Slessor wrote in the 1920s, develops them and gives them a frame and viewing platform - the poet and his friend, cartoonist Joe Lynch. The poems adapted include 'Darlinghurst Nights', and 'Five Bells'.
First performed by the Sydney Theatre Company at the Wharf Theatre, 7 January, 1988 as part of the Bicentennial Celebrations. Director Terry O'Connell. The music was composed by Max Lambert.
Produced by Hayes Theatre Company, 4 January to 3 February 2018.
Director: Lee Lewis.
Musical Director: Max Lambert.
Choreographer: John O’Connell.
Production Designer: Mason Browne.
Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest.
Music Associate: Roger Lock.
Producer: Richard Carroll.
Cast: Baylie Carson, Andrew Cutcliffe, Natalie Gamsu, Abe Mitchell, Billie Rose Prichard, Sean O’Shea, and Justin Smith.