Date(s) - 1 Apr 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre
Booking details: https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/ladies-in-black/
Please ensure you advise the Box Office at the time of booking of your requirement for seats with a good view of the captioning screens if you wish to access the open captions. If you prefer app captions, please don’t forget to download the GoTheatrical! app on to your mobile or tablet device, or alternatively you can borrow a device from the Cloak Room before the performance begins.
A QUEENSLAND THEATRE PRODUCTION
A CELEBRATION OF GLAMOUR, GOWNS AND GROWING UP
The swankiest new home-grown musical since Priscilla was queen, Ladies in Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip back in time. Based on the novel by Madeleine St John, this uniquely Australian fashion-forward fairy tale has all the shine and sparkle of Broadway.
Sydney, 1959 – a city at the crossroads between the stuffy repression of the 1950s and the glorious liberation of the 1960s … Bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa steps through the doors of the city’s most prestigious department store. She dreams of a life of passion and poetry. Unknown worlds open up as she befriends the colourful denizens of the Ladies Cocktail Frocks Department – including exotic Magda, mysterious mistress of Model Gowns.
With tunes by Tim Finn (Split Enz and Crowded House) and costumes by Gabriela Tylesova (The Rabbits),
woven together by director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical, Dream Lover, Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical), Ladies in Black has already wowed audiences in Brisbane and Melbourne. Now it’s Canberra’s turn to get frocked up for the most alluring little number of the season.
A Queensland Theatre Company Production. Originally produced by Queensland Theatre Company in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre.