LADIES IN BLACK
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.”
Directed by Kerrie Hartin
Musical Director – Valerie Hull
Choreographer – Pauline Young
Producer – Cilla Aslanidis