A Little Night Music

Performances from 13 October 2023 - 18 November 2023

Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes – including interval

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Presented by Hayes Theatre Co
Supported by The Russell Mills Foundation

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)
Artwork by Kenney Ogilvie


“There are mouths to be kissed, before mouths to be fed – and a lot in between.”

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music is a wonderfully witty and deeply moving romance, exploring desire, passion and regret. Be swept away by classic songs like “A Weekend in the Country”, “The Miller’s Son” and the iconic and pensive “Send in the Clowns”.

Set in Sweden in 1900, actress Desiree Armfeldt is caught in a love triangle with lawyer Fredrik Egerman and Count Carl-Magnus Malcom…and their wives. After an unexpected invitation, suspicion and jealousy heighten as the characters all meet for one climactic weekend in the country.

A Little Night Music welcomes back acclaimed director Dean Bryant (Sweet Charity, Assassins, Merrily We Roll Along). Enjoy some of Australia’s most dynamic talent as they inquire – is it really wrong to thirst for more? What pleasures await on the other side?

Sondheim’s towering wit and insight into human nature revolutionised musical theatre with shows like Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods, Gypsy, Assassins, and this legendary musical which many consider his finest achievement. In Sondheim’s words “perpetual anticipation is good for the soul but it’s bad for the heart” – so don’t wait, come and indulge in the wonders of A Little Night Music.



Full Price $90

Thursday Matinees
Full Price $99 | Concession $94

Weeknights & Saturday Matinees
Full Price $104 | Concession $99

Friday & Saturday Evenings
Full Price $114

*Concession prices apply to Seniors, Pensioners, Students and MEAA members.


Monday 6:30pm
Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm

POST SHOW Q&A – Monday October 23

No matinee on Saturday 14th October & Thursday 19th October
Captioned Performance on Wednesday 1st November

Running Time

Approx. 2 hours & 30 mins – including interval


  • Captioned Performance

  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Content Warnings

This production contains brief nudity, depiction of attempted suicide/suicidal intent, themes of mental illness and sexual references.

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  • Cast & Creatives

    Director Dean Bryant
    Musical Directors David Gardos & Michael Tyack
    Set Designer Jeremy Allen
    Costume Designer Angela Doherty
    Lighting Designer Veronique Benett
    Movement Director Shannon Burns
    Associate Musical Director Alec Steedman
    Stage Manager Anastasia Mowen
    Assistant Stage Manager Isabella Milkovitsch
    Assistant Musical Director Lillian Hearne
    Costume Design Assistant Holly-Jane Cohle
    Intimacy Coordinator Chloë Dallimore
    Dialect Coach Laura Farrell
    Production Manager Abbey Pace
    Adapted for chamber orchestra by Matthew Moisey
    Sound Operator Sam Ducker

    Starring Blazey Best, Melanie Bird, Jeremi Campese, Erin Clare, Kiana Daniele, Leon Ford, Nancye Hayes AM, Dominic Lui, Pamelia Papacosta, Josh Robson, Lorelei Tait, Erica Wild.

    Quintet Kristian Babian, Ruby Baird, Alex Bozanic, Josephine Brereton, Denzel Bruhn, Brea Holland, Matteo Persechino, Lauren Shaw, Molly Stewart and Xia Lian Wilson.

    Musicians David Cooper, Joseph Clemmit, Lillian Hearne, Abi McCunn, Alec Steedman

  • Accessibility


    Captioned Performance

    Wednesday 1st November at 7:30pm


    Patrons are able to view captions on large screens in Rows E – Rows H.

    Patrons seated in Rows A – Rows D can access the captions via their mobile phones. Instructions and QR codes will be available in the foyer prior to the performance.

    Please contact the Box Office if you require assistance to book seats with a view of the captioning screens (Row E and behind).

    Wheelchair Seating

    A limited number of accessible seats are available in the front row of the theatre (A13-A15). These, as well as Companion seats, can be purchased through the ‘Book Now’ link.

    Please contact the box office on (02) 8065 7337 if you have any questions regarding our accessibility.

A Little Night Music

Performances from 13 October 2023 - 18 November 2023

Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes – including interval