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Highway Run Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents 

Toby Francis in Love and Death and an American Guitar

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Musical Director - Andrew Worboys

Due to an overwhelming response following a hugely successful run as part of The Hayes Theatre Co Inaugural Cabaret Season, Love and Death and an American Guitar returned to the Hayes Theatre Co stage for 3 nights only, starting on Sunday, 24 August.

Set just a few years after the release of iconic rock album Bat Out of Hell, Love and Death and an American Guitar lifts the curtain on the genius responsible for the album’s success, composer Jim Steinman.

Written and performed by award-winning cabaret artist Toby Francis Blokelahoma!, Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You with Musical Direction by the incomparable Helpmann Award Nominated Andrew Worboys Sweet Charity, Florence and the Machine, Love and Death and an American Guitar sees Steinman return to the writing desk in an effort to complete his stage adaptation of Peter Pan – a rock opera entitled Neverland.

Taking place against the backdrop of Steinman’s struggle with a lack of public and professional recognition, unpaid royalties, and lost friendships -- and boasting a collection of some of the biggest rock songs of all time -- Love and Death and an American Guitar is an epic yet intimate glimpse into the life of one of music’s greatest treasures that is not to be missed.

“Francis is a real, singular talent, and if you haven’t sat up and taken notice yet, Love and Death and an American Guitar will make you do just that” Aussie Theatre

“Toby Francis, has created a dark and ferociously energetic show around Steinman’s music and struggles.” The Daily Review

“The show deserves to make a return – and doubtless will.”  Jo Litson


Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
Dates and Times: Sunday, 24 August, Sunday 31 August and Sunday 7 September at 8pm
Tickets: $35 adult / $30 concession *
Bookings: www.hayestheatre.com.au or phone 02 8065 7337
*including booking fees