From the 1920s until the 1930s, two vice queens, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, ruled the Darlinghurst underworld. Their rivalry was infamous, leading to a litany of violent crimes enacted by their razor gangs as each struggled to gain dominance in a world of sly grog, narcotics and prostitution. In 2019, Kate Leighs former sly grog shop is about to reopen as a trendy coffee spot. The shop is being gutted for renovation, but there are still ghosts in the walls who arent done settling old scores. Razorhurst explores what it means to be a woman in a mans world, forced into a life of crime by circumstance. At turns crass and hilarious, Razorhurst is a compelling meditation on the explosive cocktail of gender, class, and power underlying an infamous period in the history of crime (Newark Star-Ledger).
News About Razorhurst at Hayes Theatre Co
New Australian Musical RAZORHURST Commences Rehearsals Next Week
May 15, 2019
Rehearsals for Hayes Theatre Co's production of the new musical RAZORHURST start next week. Set in Sydney's Darlinghurst, this exciting new musical, with book and lyrics by Kate Mulley and music by Andy Peterson, will have its Australian premiere from 14 June. Tickets are available now from www.hayestheatre.com.au.