Queensland Theatre’s Helpmann Award Winning Musical is back
Frock up and rock up. Step back through the doors of F.G. Goode’s department store and into a magical modern fairytale. The ladies in black are back for the summer sales.
Sydney, the late 1950s: the city swelters in stuffy repression, longing for the cool, glorious liberation just around the corner. Bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa takes a summer job in the most prestigious department store in town, and has no plans to become a housewife or secretary, despite what her father insists.
Among the racks and fitting rooms, she meets the exotic Magda and the ladies of the cocktail frocks department, who open this young ingénue’s eyes to a world of cosmopolitan possibilities.
Fresh from touring the nation, don’t miss this return season of the Helpmann Award winning hit musical by Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) and director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical; Love Never Dies; Dream Lover). It’s the hottest ticket in town.
Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and lyrics by Tim Finn
Based on Madeleine St John’s novel, The Women in Black
Directed by Simon Phillips
“Finn is a musical genius. He melds jazz, rock, pop, musical theatre and other musical genres and blends them into a most satisfying mix. And his lyrics – brilliant.” The Courier Mail
“...the best Aussie musical since Priscilla went global.” The Age
Director Simon Phillips
Designer Gabriela Tylesova
Lighting Designer David Walters
Musical Supervisor Guy Simpson
Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth
Musical Director David Young
Cast includes Kate Cole, Carita Farrer Spencer, Bobby Fox, Natalie Gamsu, Madeleine Jones, Kathryn McIntyre, Sarah Morrison, Trisha Noble, Ellen Simpson, Tamlyn Henderson and Greg Stone.
Audio Described performances:
- Thursday 16 February 2017, 7:30pm
- Saturday 18 February 2017, 2pm
- Thursday 9 February 2017, 7:30pm
Connecting safely at QPAC
Depending on current Queensland Health guidelines QPAC’s theatre capacities may vary and there may be patrons occupying the seats directly beside, behind or in front of you during a performance. Masks are mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.
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Presented by Queensland Theatre in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre
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