Sydney’s beloved classic cult musical returns.Starring Ben Hall, Tim Draxl, Hayden Tee, Matthew Backer and Blazey BestAlex Harding's Only...

Only Heaven Knows


Hayes Theatre Co
2011 NSW

Only Heaven Knows

Event Details

Sydney’s beloved classic cult musical returns.

Starring Ben Hall, Tim Draxl, Hayden Tee, Matthew Backer and Blazey Best

Alex Harding's Only Heaven Knows makes its welcome return to Sydney stages. The beloved musical set in the 1940s and 1950s, tells of one young man’s discovery of love and life in Sydney. Tim, a teenage playwright, leaves an unsupportive family in Melbourne and arrives amidst the bohemian by-way of Kings Cross in the summer of 1944 where women and gay men are enjoying unparalleled freedoms after five years of war. Tim soon finds love and a new family in Cliff his ocker lover, Guinea the tough but big-hearted nightclub singer, the flamboyant but sensitive Alan, and proud and fabulous Lana, a poor man’s Robert Helpmann. The Sydney bacchanal soon fades however as the cold winds of intolerance brings in the Menzies era, Tim and his friends must learn to survive hostility in a time before a visible gay community existed.


Monday 6:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm, Saturday Matinee 2:00pm, Wednesday Matinee 1:00pm*

*Wednesday 14th June only.

Running time - approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes, including interval.


Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.