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.”

Fri 11 June 2021 at 8pm
Sat 12 June 2021 at 2pm and 8pm
Fri 18 June 2021 at 8pm
Sat 19 June 2021 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 20 June 2021 at 2pm
Fri 25 June 2021 at 8pm
Sat 26 June 2021 at 2pm and 8pm

Production Team:

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

2021 Cast:

Lisa – Holly Sears
Magda – Lisa Wellings
Patty – Heather Mitchell
Fay – Belinda Balhatchet
Mrs Miles – Loretta Reid
Miss Cartwright – Neryl East
Miss Jacobs – Domanique Geerling
Mrs Crown – Stacey Wales
Joy – Gillian Meers
Dawn/Amanda – Isabella Cuff
Myra – Kate Ayre
Barmaid – Kellie Mahar
Rudi – Scott Balhatchet
Frank – Andrew Symes
Mr Miles – Jason Ayers
Stefan – Darryl Bryant
Fred/Joe – Lachlan Arrighi
Doorman #1 – To Be Cast
Doorman #2 – Tony Nicholls
Michael/Soldier – To Be Cast
Ensemble – Kasey Mahar, Elanna Zapirain, Keeley van der Haar

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