News Archive2017-11-09T14:56:43+00:00

NEWS

2018-07-17T14:27:23+00:00

HMT ARTIST IN PROFILE – BARRY HUMPHRIES

Only a few select performers who have trod the hallowed boards of the Maj have the rare honour of being immortalised into our Maj Café caricatures. As well as being a national treasure, the indomitable Barry Humphries has performed at the Maj several times throughout his illustrious career – well and truly deserving his spot on the wall.

2018-04-23T22:43:07+00:00

MEET THE MAJ – MARY A’VARD

In our continuing attempt to get to know a little bit more about the people that make the Maj tick, this month we sat down with HMT’s Administration guru (amongst many other things at the theatre) – the one and only - Mary A’Vard!

2018-04-23T22:45:16+00:00

NEWS POST – HMT ARTIST IN PROFILE – REG LIVERMORE

On this day in 1979, celebrated Australian performer Reg Livermore opened his hit one man show “Sacred Cow” at HMT. To commemorate the occasion what better way to pay homage to Reg than by shining the spotlight on him in this month’s instalment of HMT Artists in Profile!

2018-04-23T22:44:43+00:00

HMT CASTWALL – HAIR

Opening on this day in 2003, David Atkins’ production of Hair the Musical was one of the first to grace the newly renovated HMT stage and dates back to some of the earliest signatures on our backstage Cast Wall.

2018-04-23T22:44:07+00:00

ON THIS DAY IN HMT HISTORY

This week back in 2000, her past glory now somewhat faded, The Maj was purchased by well-known television personality, theatrical producer and entrepreneur, Mike Walsh AM OBE.

2018-04-04T11:55:30+00:00

CAST WALL – MISS SAIGON

This week in history sees us take another behind the scenes peek at the treasured HMT Cast Wall Opening this week 11 years ago, "Miss Saigon" had its Melbourne premier at Her Majesty's Theatre in 2007.

2018-03-20T20:27:09+00:00

Meet the Maj – Mary Murphy!

It's that time again! We're back with the next installment of Meet the Maj - where we chat with the people that make this incredible theatre what it is today.

2018-02-12T18:10:46+00:00

Meet the Maj – Rod Waterworth!

Have you ever called the theatre and wondered who the dulcet tones at the other end of the line belonged to? Well say hello to the man himself - Rod Waterworth!

2018-03-14T14:20:44+00:00

CHITTY CAST WALL

On this day back in 2013, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flew into the Maj! Starring David Hobson, Rachael Beck, a whole host of talented Australian performers, and not to mention a flying car, "Chitty" holds pride of place on HMT's Cast Wall.

2018-03-14T14:19:16+00:00

HMT ARTIST IN PROFILE – Stuart Wagstaff

This week marks the anniversary of the seminal classic My Fair Lady opening at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1959. It therefore seems only fitting that our HMT Artist in Profile for this month is one of the stars of this original production – Stuart Wagstaff.

2018-03-14T14:22:13+00:00

HMT CAST WALL: STRICTLY BALLROOM

Opening this week back in 2015, Baz Luhrmann's dazzling production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical ran for 237 sequin filled performances at HMT. They also left us with one of the most spectacular additions to the backstage cast wall.

2017-11-28T11:37:39+00:00

Cabaret Cast Wall

Time for another stroll down memory lane at HMT and a glimpse at the living history that is the Cast Wall…

2018-03-14T14:18:33+00:00

HMT ARTIST IN PROFILE – JILL PERRYMAN

Introducing one of our absolute favourite people, and an incredibly gifted performer – Jill Perryman! Known for some time as Australia's First Lady of Musical Comedy, Jill has appeared in over 12 shows at Her Majesty’s and countless productions elsewhere.

2017-10-30T12:13:31+00:00

Les Mis Cast Wall

Her Majesty’s Theatre is a beautiful old building with 131 years worth of stories, memories and treasures hidden in all corners. If these walls could talk… Well sometimes, they do! This wall in particular holds a special place in HMT history.

2017-10-24T12:15:31+00:00

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY AT HMT

Early in the morning of 25th October 1929, after rehearsals for a production called Brewster’s Millions, a fire broke out in the main auditorium of Her Majesty’s Theatre, believed to have originated in the “spotlight cabin at the back of the gallery”