Killing Time with Mitchell Butel

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A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel at the Hayes Theatre as part of A Month of Sundays series this November.

Three-time Helpmann Award winner (and voice of the Playschool theme song to boot) Mitchell Butel returns to the Sydney cabaret stage after star turns in The Government Inspector, Angels in America, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Mikado, Forum, Gettin’ Square, Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl and Avenue Q in a hilarious and occasionally sentimental tale of 24 hours in the life of himself and of all our selves.

Backed by a hot jazz trio led by Daryl Wallis, Butel weaves his way through a night of song including works by Ellington, Berlin, Jarreau, Bernstein, Mercer, Arlen, Elling, Sondheim and Parton…sorry, what, Dolly Parton? Really??

During this season of Killing Time, Mitchell will also be starring in Emerald City for the Griffin Theatre Company. He is also currently shooting the drama series Hiding for ABC TV and the feature film Holding the Man. So by Sunday nights, he’ll need that martini. So come join him!

“I’m thrilled that Killing Time is making its Sydney premiere at Hayes Theatre Co. I love this theatre and the people running it and I love doing this show. So much love going around. It’s like the 60s all over,” says Mitchell.

Killing Time: Mitchell Butel
Hayes Theatre Co. 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point
Performances: 9, 23, 30 November & 7 December 2014 – 7.30pm
Bookings: (02) 8065 7337 or online at:

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Image: Mitchell Butel – photo by Kurt Sneddon (Blueprint Studios)