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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”