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.