City of Angels

Performances from 23 June - 23 July 2023

Approximately 2 hours 50 minutes – including interval

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Presented by Joshua Robson Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co


Director/Choreographer Sam Hooper
Music Director Abi McCunn
Music Director Damon Wade
Assistant Director Julia Robertson
Set Designer Simon Greer
Lighting Designer James Wallis
Costume Designer Esther Zhong
Production Manager Anusha Thomas
Stage Manager Hannah Ribbons
Assistant Stage Manager Hana Barn
Assistant Stage Manager Saffron Little 
Casting Consultant Rhys Velasquez

Starring Madeleine Betts, Doron Chester, Chantel Cofie, Sian Crowe, Paul Hanlon, Glenn Hill, Noah Janssen, Katelin Koprivec, Penny McNamee, Mia Morrissey, Conor Neylon, Shannen Alyce Quan, Ethan Rutledge, Marcus Rivera, Aaron Tsindos and Jessica White.

Joshua Robson Productions (Bonnie & Clyde, In the Heights) today announced their 2023 production of the smart and stylish film noir musical, City of Angels. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 23 June 2023, the Tony Award winner captures the gritty sights and sounds of Hollywood’s classic detective movies, set to a brilliant, jazzy Hollywood score.

In the late 1940s, Stine, a bookish writer of detective stories, struggles to adapt his crime novel into a workable screenplay. As Stine tries to maintain some integrity in the backstabbing world of Hollywood, his protagonist, a hardboiled private eye named Stone, fights for survival in a city full of criminals and opportunists. In a clever design choice, the stories are told on a split stage: Stine’s world is in full colour, while Stone’s appears in black and white. 

Sam Hooper (Bonnie & Clyde, In Loving Memory) who will lead the team as director/choreographer said, “I intend to pay tribute to the traditional blueprint of the “split stage”, but working with our design team to create a fresh creative interpretation of the two worlds within this multi-Tony award-winning musical.”


One of the wittiest books ever written… [and] an effervescent score by Cy Coleman.”

Michael Billington, The Guardian


One would have to travel back to the 1960’s (…) to find a musical as flat-out funny as City of Angels.”
Frank Rich, The New York Times


With wit, humour and a fantastic Cy Coleman score, City of Angels captures the snappy dialogue of a Raymond Chandler novel and the glitzy showmanship of classic Hollywood; the result is a crowd-pleasing musical unlike any other.


Full Price $75

In Season
Full Price $85 | Concession $79 | Group (8+) $75

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


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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.

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