Ladies in Black Try on something new, and find the perfect fit

11th to 26th June, 2021
The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre


Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and lyrics by Tim Finn
Adapted from the book THE WOMEN IN BLACK by Madeleine St John

By arrangement with David Spicer Productions

A scrumptious coming of age musical set in the 1950’s. The lead character is a teenager Lisa who joins the staff of a fashionable department store while she waits for her exam results.

Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful characters of the women’s clothing department. Each is on the precipice of change – facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman.

The Age called it “a unicorn of the stage: a full-blown, home grown musical that actually works” and “probably the best Aussie musical since Priscilla went global.”

It wrote “Tim Finn’s songs range from Broadway-inspired numbers to true blue ballads, from witty patter songs to shares of blues and jazz standards. They’re beautifully integrated with the dramatic action, and the comic lyrics are priceless.”

Production Team:

Directed by Kerrie Hartin
Musical Director – Valerie Hull
Choreographer – Pauline Young
Producer – Cilla Aslanidis


Lisa – Holly Sears
Magda – Maggie Thomas
Patty – Heather Mitchell
Fay – Mikaela Hiscox
Mrs Miles – Loretta Reid
Miss Cartwright – Neryl East
Miss Jacobs – Domanique Geerling
Mrs Crown – Anne-Marie Fanning
Joy – Stacey Wales
Dawn – Gillian Meers
Myra – Elise Rosten
Customer – Isabella Cuff
Barmaid – Kellie Mahar
Rudi – Aleksander Marjanovic
Frank – Laurence Mews
Mr Miles – Jason Ayers
Stefan – Craig Perritt
Fred – Lachlan Arrighi
Doorman #1 – Stephen Barnes
Doorman #2 – Tony Nicholls
Michael/Soldier – Lachlan Pearce
Ensemble – Kate Ayre, Kasey Mahar, Holly Severn, Renee Tenhave

Adults $35
Concessions (Pensioners/Seniors) and Members $30
Groups of 10 or more $30
Youth (17 years & under) $20