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Ever wondered what it was like back in 1959 Sydney? In the midst of European migration and the rise of women libration? Look no further than the movie adaptation of Madeleine St John’s novel The Women in Black, originally published in 1993.
Brisbane theatreâ€™s night of nights leapt dramatically off the rails on Monday, with scathing departure speeches, over the top presenters, missed cues, off-script politicians and an audience drunk on the hilarity of it all.
The world premiere of Queensland Theatre Companyâ€™s Ladies in Black was held at Qpac earlier on in the week to a glowing reception. Adapted from Madeleine St Johnâ€™s 1993 novel, The Women in Black, this visually stunning production is given character and humour by playwright Carolyn Burns and award-winning director Simon Phillips. With original musical from singer songwriter, Tim Finn, Ladies in Black delivers catchy and unique music numbers that are often only reserved for the stages of Broadway.
Ladies in Black marks Queensland Theatre Companyâ€™s long-awaited return to musical theatre, in an original story of fashion, friends and growing up in a city on the cusp of becoming cosmopolitan. We went behind the scenes with the companyâ€™s costume department for a sneak peek at this stylish new production.