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ZOMBIE! The Musical


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Laura Murphy


From 8 March at Hayes Theatre Co




It’s like 42nd Street... but with ZOMBIES



Natalie Abbott, Tamsin Carroll,

Chelsea Dawson, Nancy Denis, Adam Di Martino, Ryan Gonzalez,

Stefanie Jones, Drew Livingston, Monique Sallé


The cast of Laura Murphy’s new musical ZOMBIE! has been announced.

“If there ever was a dream cast - alive or dead - I could have in my rehearsal room, I have found them,” said Director Darren Yap… “We have nine wonderful, talented, and creative souls ready to bring the undead to life. watch out Sydney - Zombie! The Musical is ready to bite.”

Natalie Abbott (she/her) is the star of ABC TV’s Aftertaste, Natalie has played Muriel in Muriel’s Wedding won multiple awards for her part in the smash Laura Murphy musical The Lovers and is soon to be seen in Rebel Wilson’s new film The Deb

Tamsin Carroll (she/her) is a legendary musical theater performer who was last seen in Sydney as the Witch in 2023 production of Into The Woods at Belvoir. 

Chelsea Dawson (she/her) is a recent Musical Theatre graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and was recently in SIX

Nancy Denis (she/her) played the titular role in Clyde’s for The Ensemble Theatre other productions include Blithe Spirit and A Raisin in The Sun for Sydney Theatre Company. 

Adam Di Martino (he/him) was last seen at Hayes in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and as Frank Capra in Mack and Mabel

Ryan Gonzalez (they/them) performed the role of Roy in Sydney Theatre Company’s Production of Fun Home, appeared as Gabriel in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Kiss of the Spider Woman. In 2019 Ryan starred as Frankie Valli, in Jersey Boys. Other credits include Usnavi in In The Heights at Hayes.   

Stefanie Jones (she/her) has recently finished a national tour of Mary Poppins as Mary Poppins.  Other credits include Rhonda in the National Tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Giulietta in Aspects of Love at Hayes Theatre Co. 

Drew Livingston (he/him) most recently starred in Mamma Mia! in 2023, playing the role of Harry. Other Theatre credits include: Bank Manager in Once for Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Rick Simpkins in The Deb for ATYP and Tony in the 10th anniversary production of Billy Elliot.

Monique Sallé (she/her) has starred in three world premiere Australian musicals, Puck in The Lovers for Bell Shakespeare, Janette in The Deb for ATYP, and played Queen Elizabeth II/Billy Sneddon/Tirath Khemlani in The Dismissal at the Seymour Centre. Most recently, Monique played Flo in The Swell for Akimbo + Co at The Old Fitz Theatre.


What is ZOMBIE The Musical about?

Sydney, Australia. It’s the turn of the 21st century, and a dedicated community theatre troupe are frantically rehearsing in the final hours before their big opening night. Little do they know that beyond the walls of the theatre, a highly infectious disease is rapidly spreading through the city - turning its victims into full-blown zombies. Will humanity take its final bow, or can the power of musical theatre save the friggin’ world?


Zombie! The Musical follows an ambitious starlet, an optimistic understudy and an ol’ hoofer (who thought she’d seen it all) as they’re faced with an impossible dilemma - what role to play in humanity's final act? They discover that impending doom has a funny way of revealing our true character. Grab your torch, your pitchforks, and your headshot. The apocalypse begins in 5, 6, 7, 8...


From the creator of The Lovers, and the composer lyricist of The Dismissal, this brand-new Australian musical wields a genre-blending original score and a fast-paced, farcical script that combines two of the most subtle forms of storytelling: traditional musical theatre and cult-classic zombie films.


“Hayes Theatre Co is a place where artists are given the rare opportunity to push the boundaries of this little art form we call musical theatre,“ said composer Laura Murphy. “It’s such an incredible honour that Zombie! is in the innovative, ambitious and passionate hands of Hayes Theatre Co.”


“Laura Murphy is something of a genius when it comes to writing musicals.” - Limelight


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Laura Murphy


Director Darren Yap

Musical Director Damon Wade

Choreographer Chiara Assetta

Set Designer Nick Fry

Costume Designer Esther Zhong

Lighting Designer Verity Hampson

Sound Designer David Grigg

Fight Director Tim Dashwood

Intimacy Coordinator Chloë Dallimore


Sam - Natalie Abbott

Felicity - Stefanie Jones

George - Drew Livingston

Dave - Ryan Gonzalez

Carol - Tamsin Carroll

Hope - Chelsea Dawson

Trace - Nancy Denis

Mila - Monique Sallé

On-stage swing - Adam Di Martino




Season Details:

Performances from March 8 – April 6, 2024

Monday 6:30

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30

Thursday 1pm

Saturday 2pm

*no Saturday matinee on March 9

*no Thursday matinee on March 14

*no performance on Good Friday


Post show Q&A - Monday March 18

Captioned performance – Wednesday March 27

Media opening night Wednesday 13 March


Bookings: or phone 02 8065 7337

Key Facts:

Performances from March 8 – April 6, 2024
Media opening night Wednesday 13 March 

Bookings: or phone 02 8065 7337


Contact details:

Michelle Guthrie 
0412 547 297


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