From the director of North by Northwest, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and The Drowsy Chaperone comes a musical production like no other, based on Madeleine St John’s novel, The Women in Black.
In 1950s Sydney when the city is on the cusp of becoming cosmopolitan, young high school graduate Lisa takes a holiday job at Goodes, the most prestigious department store in town. In that summer of innocence, a world of possibilities opens up as she befriends the ladies of the women’s frocks department – including her new mentor, the exotic European Magda, mysterious mistress of the dresses.
A celebration of glamour, gowns and growing up, this sparkling new musical by songwriter Tim Finn (Split Enz, Poor Boy), and writer Carolyn Burns, fresh from her triumphant adaptation of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Former MTC Artistic Director Simon Phillips returns to direct a stellar cast including Christen O’Leary (The Boy from Oz), Naomi Price (The Voice), Lucy Maunder (Grease) and Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys).
A Queensland Theatre Company Production. Originally produced by Queensland Theatre Company in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
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News & Reviews
The best Aussie musical since Priscilla went global.
The performances are outstanding
Tim Finn’s debut musical delivers a beautifully universal message with an Aussie accent.
Ladies in Black is a quality, home grown production that Australia can be proud of.
Light and Lovely
A theatrical triumph
If you are looking for a happy ending and to leave the theatre with a song in your heart, this is the feel good play for you.
An immensely engaging score filled with gorgeous melodies that make you care about the characters singing them
The cast is amazing. The band is excellent.
A new Australian musical worth dressing up for.
2 February: Donor Event – Post-show Cocktail Party
There will be a post-show cocktail party for MTC Donors, following the 6.30pm performance. For more information about becoming an MTC Donor, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This production contains sexual references. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
- FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
This production will be audio described on 9 February (6.30pm) and 13 February (2pm, with tactile tour at 1pm), and captioned on 27 February (2pm).