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21 & 22 May 2018

Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney in BOSOM BUDDIES the music, the stories and the laughs that stopped the show

She is Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre. He is Australia’s favourite song and dance man. Together on stage, these two stars are shining brightly.

Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney are pals, chums, bosom buddies. In this new show, they reflect on their stage careers and their life in showbiz. They sing, they dance, they reminisce − about the lows as well as the highs. They tell back stage stories never before told and they show video footage never before seen. This true story is, in turns, moving, poignant and hilarious. As part of each performance the audience is invited to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask. Answers guranteed!

The recipient of three Lifetime Achievement Awards, three Helpmann Awards, four Green Room Awards, two Glug Awards and a Mo, Nancye Hayes AM, is an actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director who began her career in My Fair Lady in 1961 and established her name in the title role in Sweet Charity in 1967. Since then she has sung, danced and acted her way through a cavalcade of successes and into the hearts of Australian theatre-goers. In 2014 the Hayes Theatre in Sydney’s Potts Point opened, named for Nancye Hayes in recognition of her remarkable contribution to Australian musical theatre.

Inspiring, provocative and compelling are just three words that describe the critically acclaimed and award-winning singer, dancer, actor and all-round entertainer Todd McKenney. Best known as the controversial judge on the Channel 7 hit series Dancing with the Stars for an incredible 15 seasons, as well as his towering performance as Peter Allen in the Australian production of The Boy From Oz for nearly 1000 performances over two years, Todd has been centre stage in Australia for more than 35 years.

In 2007 Nancye and Todd delighted audiences throughout Australia with the enormously successful production of the touching play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.

“In an honest and captivating performance Todd McKenney is superb. He’s free and easy and simply outstanding….Nancye Hayes, as always, is brilliant” Broadway Australia on Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

“Sharp, witty, entertaining……McKenney and Hayes show what fabulous actors they are” Daily Telegraph on Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

“Nancye Hayes is a master in keeping an audience riveted” The Age

“Todd McKenney is magnetic, exciting and, above all, memorable” Radio 2GB

“Hayes gives an exhilarating and seemingly inexhaustible performance” Melbourne Review

“McKenney outshines the sequins on his shirts” Herald Sun

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Monday 21 May, 7pm

Tuesday 22 May, 1pm


Peter J Adams

Jason Langley

Trudy Dalgleish

Michael Tyack

A Christine Dunstan Production


Canberra Theatre Centre & Christine Dunstan

Musical Theatre & Theatre

Approximately 140 minutes, including interval. Please note there is a lockout at the beginning of the performance. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

This show is suitable for children.

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