Ladies in Black
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).