Aussie musical Ladies in Black to tour in 2017

The women in black are coming back!

Ladies in Black - Image by Rob Maccoll
Ladies in Black – Image by Rob Maccoll

Queensland Theatre Company have today announced that acclaimed new Australian musical Ladies In Black will be touring Australia in early 2017 with seasons slated for Sydney and Canberra as well as return seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne.

The musical premiered in November 2015 in Brisbane, heralding a triumphant return of musical theatre for Queensland Theatre Company and was subsequently nominated for six Helpmann Awards including Best New Australian Work, Best Director
of a Musical, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Music Direction and the coveted Best Musical.

Ladies in Black grew from an adaptation of Madeleine St John’s 1993 novel, The Women in Black and was brought to life by Australian screenwriter Carolyn Burns, and internationally-acclaimed director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Love Never Dies) with original music from legendary singer songwriter, Tim Finn OBE (Split Enz, Crowded House).

The Ladies In Black company, resplendent in their stylish 1950s fashion, will be performing at tomorrow night’s Helpmann Awards Ceremony.

Featuring over 20 original songs written by Tim Finn and a stunning range of some 30 custom-designed and created dresses and suits, Ladies in Black is a magical modern-day fairytale 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.

Cast, tour dates and further detail will be announced at the national launch event to be held on August 15 in Sydney.

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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