CABARET is now showing at the Hayes Theatre, featuring James Browne’s stunning designs!

“Production designer James Browne has worked wonders in transforming the tiny footprint of the Hayes Theatre into the dingy surrounds of the less-than salubrious Kit Kat Club.”
– The Daily Telegraph

“James Browne’s set is particularly evocative with its authentic parquet flooring”- Daily Review
“And what a stage – Designed by James Browne and lit by Rob Sowinski it’s one of the cleverest uses of this small space I have seen, and I cannot heap enough accolades on the production team for managing to avoid the obvious and bring a really fresh new look to this production”
– Australian Stage

“James Browne’s witty costumes, and atmospheric setting which includes members of the audience seated at tables, and which transforms seamlessly from decadent cabaret room to run-down boarding house at the blink of an eye.”
– Arts Review

“James Browne’s set and costume design, perfectly complemented by Rob Sowinski’s delicately detailed lighting design, is beautifully observed. The sense of period is palpable, from the battered parquet floor through to the meshed footlights and the peeling 1920s posters adorning the walls. Browne makes the Hayes’ postage stamp somehow bigger than I’ve seen it before, providing Christo with the means to neatly shift gears from cabaret stage to domestic interior.”
– Limelight Magazine