Youth Theatre

The Maleny Players are delighted to welcome our new Youth Theatre tutor, Darren Hayden. We are looking forward to working with him. If you have a young person in your family who would like to be involved in the theatre come along to the initial class on the 31st of January at 4.15 pm at the Playhouse Maleny Showgrounds to meet Darren informally with a meet and greet of parents and students followed by an introduction to the course and a fun class open for everyone to attend. Enrolments can be done on the day.

Darren is excited to be the new youth theatre tutor for the Maleny Players. He has recently moved to Maleny with his wife Lauren who is originally from Maleny, and their two gorgeous daughters Daphne and Hazel. Darren trained at NIDA prior to be offered a placement at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama where he graduated with a BA (Hons) Acting. Darren’s notable professional credits include touring parts of Europe for 18 months performing in a production of Pygmalion in addition to various theatre in education productions. Darren has a host of professional, semi-professional and amateur credits the most recent being a production of ‘The Bear’ and ‘WiT’ which was performed at the Bondi Pavilion in Sydney. Darren also wrote, produced, directed and starred in a pantomime ‘Daisy’s Pyramid Adventure’ based on healthy eating and lifestyle choices for children which toured schools in Sydney and regional NSW. Darren believes that theatre should be fun and accessible to everyone and in is looking forward to being part of the Maleny Players who have being producing quality theatre for decades.

Darren is excited to be the new youth theatre tutor for the Maleny Players. Darren has recently moved to Maleny with his wife Lauren who is originally from Maleny, and their two gorgeous daughters Daphne and Hazel. Darren trained at NIDA prior to be offered a placement at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama where he graduated with a BA (Hons) Acting. Darren’s notable professional credits include touring parts of Europe for 18 months performing in a production of Pygmalion in addition to various theatre in education productions. Darren has a host of professional, semi-professional and amateur credits the most recent being a production of ‘The Bear’ and ‘WiT’ which was performed at the Bondi Pavilion in Sydney. Darren also wrote, produced, directed and starred in a pantomime ‘Daisy’s Pyramid Adventure’ based on healthy eating and lifestyle choices for children which toured schools in Sydney and regional NSW. Darren believes that theatre should be fun and accessible to everyone and in is looking forward to being part of the Maleny Players who have being producing quality theatre for decades.