Previews 3–5 January at 8pm
6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19 & 20 January at 8pm
11, 14, 18 & 21 January at 2pm & 8pm
8, 15 & 22 January at 5pm
No performances on Monday
Book by Carolyn Burns with music & lyrics by Tim Finn.
Based on Madeleine St John’s novel, The Women in Black.
Directed by Simon Phillips.
Cast: Kate Cole, Carita Farrer Spencer, Bobby Fox, Natalie Gamsu, Tamlyn Henderson, Madeleine Jones, Kathryn Mcintyre, Sarah Morrison, Trisha Noble, Ellen Simpson and Greg Stone.
Design: Gabriela Tylesova
Lighting Design: David Walters
Orchestration: Guy Simpson
Choreography: Andrew Hallsworth
Musical Director: David Young
The swankiest new home-grown musical since Priscilla was queen, Ladies in Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip back in time. Based on a beloved novel by Madeleine St John, it’s a uniquely Australian fashion-forward fairy tale with all the shine and sparkle of Broadway.
Amid the splendour of a Sydney department store in the late 1950s, a trio of sales assistants is gearing up for the summer rush. But Lisa, the fresh-faced new recruit, is secretly dreaming of a life of passion and poetry, far beyond the walls of F.G. Goodes.
With tunes by Tim Finn (Split Enz and Crowded House), costumes by Gabriela Tylesova (The Rabbits) and a stellar cast including Sarah Morrison, all woven together by director Simon Phillips (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Love Never Dies, First Wives Club), Ladies in Black has already wowed audiences in Brisbane and Melbourne. Now it’s Sydney’s turn to get gussied up for the most alluring little number of the season.
★★★★★ "Tim Finn’s debut musical delivers a beautifully universal message with an Aussie accent." - Limelight
★★★★ "The performances are outstanding" - Herald Sun
★★★★ "Ladies in Black is a quality, home grown production that Australia can be proud of." - Theatre People
★★★★ "Light and lovely" - Daily Review
★★★★ Arts Hub
The Star Sydney is also offering two pre-show dining packages for you to enjoy at their signature restaurants. Learn more about the pre-show dining packages here.
For bookings of 10+ contact Sydney Festival on 1300 856 876 during business hours.
Captioned performance - 2pm, 21 January. Audio described performance - 8pm, 19 January and 2pm, 21 January.
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Photo: Rob Maccoll
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