Ladies in Black

16 January — 27 February 2016

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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.

Christen O’Leary

Christen O’Leary

Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

Carolyn Burns

Carolyn Burns

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Andrew Broadbent

Andrew Broadbent

Carita Farrer Spencer

Carita Farrer Spencer

Bobby Fox

Bobby Fox

Kathryn McIntyre

Kathryn McIntyre

Sarah Morrison

Sarah Morrison

Naomi Price

Naomi Price

Artwork for Tim Finn

Tim Finn

Artwork for David Young

David Young

Musical Director

Gabriela Tylesova

Gabriela Tylesova

Artwork for Hana Sandgren

Hana Sandgren

Associate Designer

Artwork for David Walters

David Walters

Lighting Designer

Guy Simpson

Guy Simpson

Lucy Maunder

Lucy Maunder

Deidre Rubenstein

Deidre Rubenstein

Kate Cole

Kate Cole

Artwork for Andrew Hallsworth

Andrew Hallsworth