Henry Brett and Stephen Madson 

Henry Brett and Stephen Madson 

Cassie Tounge - Time OUt

★★★★ "Shaun Rennie continues to move from strength to strength in his transition from performer to director; there's a capability and sensitivity to his work that allows humour to come across as clearly as drama...This production is a great success; all empathy and momentum...This feels like a gift for all of us who are striving for a more inclusive world...There's a lot to be said for shaping a work with heart and humour to offer audiences both grief and hope, and Rennie has done exactly that."

“This production, with a rambunctious delight of detail Directed by Shaun Rennie in a Set Design dripping with resourced period memories by Isabel Hudson… jumps out at you with tight Choreography from Cameron Mitchell, and a dazzling and meticulously prepared Lighting Design by Trent Suidgeest - the best of this Mardi Gras season of productions I have, so far, seen.”
— Kevin Jackson
Maddison McKoy as Willie

Maddison McKoy as Willie

Jason Blake - Audrey Journal

★★★★ "After a rafter-raising opening number...you'll find The View UpStairs not just entertaining but frequently moving and unavoidably uplifting. Shaun Rennie's fine production (meticulously designed by Isabel Hudson and seductively lit by Trent Suidgeest) casts a comprehensive spell from the minute you enter the room. You can even take a personal trip back in time before the show, order a drink from the bar...and join in the odd show tune with Buddy...But it's the individual performances that make the biggest impact.
Very much recommended.”


Tim Garratt - Theatre People 

★★★★ "laugh-out-loud funny, Rennie has succeeded in weaving that content together with moments of real poignancy. All of the action is propelled along by an infectious 1970s glam rock-inspired score.”

“Current, engaging and thought provoking, The View UpStairs is a stunning work that is uplifting and enlightening...The View UpStairs is another brilliantly told, flawless production, reinforcing Hayes Theatre’s position as the home of interesting and important stories told with heart and soul. Do not miss this as it is sure to sell out quickly.”
— Jade Kops - Broadway World