28 January - 19 February
Playhouse, QPAC$60 - $95*Buy tickets
In a nutshell
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 steps through the doors of the city’s most prestigious department store, F.G. Goodes. A world of unknown possibilities opens up as she befriends the colourful denizens of the Ladies Cocktail Frocks Department – including her new mentor, the exotic Magda, mysterious mistress of Model Gowns.
With its irreverent humour and immense charm, Ladies in Black is a magical, modern-day fairy tale sure to leave you singing long after you leave the theatre.
Queensland Theatre has created a heartwarming adaptation of Madeleine St John’s popular 1993 novel, The Women in Black. This sparkling production is the work of internationally-acclaimed director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Love Never Dies, First Wives Club) and writer Carolyn Burns, with original music by superstar Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House).
Touring in 2017 to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. More Information
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Cast and Crew
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, Tamlyn Henderson, Madeleine Jones, Kathryn McIntyre, Sarah Morrison, Trisha Noble, Ellen Simpson and Greg Stone
Image Sarah Morrison