MELBOURNE – REGENT THEATRE
February 25TH - March 18th 2017
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
1300 111 011
( Sydney Jan 3-23, Brisbane Jan 18-Feb 19, Canberra Mar 27- Apr 2 )
Website: ladiesinblack.com.au #ladiesinblack2017
With a dash of delicate comedy, Ladies in Black is a magical modern-day fairy tale set in a stylish department store - F.G. Goode - in a city on the cusp of becoming cosmopolitan: Sydney is crossing the threshold between the stuffy repression of the 1950s and the glorious liberation of the 1960s.
Donning a distinguished black dress, the bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa is about to join the ranks on the sales floor of the city's most prestigious department store – temporarily, of course. Her domineering dad intends to railroad her into a career as a secretary, but Lisa has grander schemes in mind.
In that summer of innocence, a world of possibilities opens up as she befriends the colourful denizens of the women's frocks department – there's Patty, embroiled in her marital strife; the lovelorn and unlucky Fay; and the exotic, compelling European refugee, Magda, mysterious mistress of the model gowns, who takes Lisa under her wing. From the Christmas rush to the chaos of the sales, these women stand shoulder to padded shoulder and together learn lessons in life, love and longing – and at the end, it's not just the fancy frocks that are forever altered.
Book by #CarolynBurns, music and lyrics by #TimFinn based on #MadeleineStJohn's popular 1993 novel, The Women in Black. From the director of North by Northwest, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and The Drowsy Chaperone.
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine is proudly covering the launch of the #LadiesInBlack next week (media: Jeanette Russell) . Please stay tuned for more details.