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LADIES IN BLACK @ THE GENESIAN THEATRE

LADIES IN BLACK is back, this time at the Genesian Theatre. The book is by Carolyn Burns, music and lyrics by Tim Finn, and is an adaptation from the novel ‘Women In Black ‘ by Madeleine St John..

The time period is the 1950’s and is based on a David Jones city  store.  Lesley, who wants to be known as Lisa, has finished her Leaving Certificate and is waiting for her results with much anticipation. In the meantime she secures a casual position at Goods Department Store. She has aspirations and dreams of being a  poet or an actress,. Whilst her mother is encouraging, her father has other ideas. Even though he is well meaning he attempts to thwart her ambitions.                      Continue reading LADIES IN BLACK @ THE GENESIAN THEATRE

LADIES IN BLACK presented by SPECTRUM THEATRE GROUP at BEGA

LADIES IN BLACK is a thought-provoking comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney Australia, with important female lifestyle messages that are extremely relevant today. Timeless and memorable Australian coming of age story, that is focused on the naive bookish ultra-intelligent sixteen year old Lisa Miles. Lisa is initially employed in the “Cocktail Frocks” department at Goodes in the Sydney CBD, and her entertaining journey of multicultural discovery starts with Lisa meeting Magda, the woman who runs the “Model Gowns” department at Goodes.                               Continue reading LADIES IN BLACK presented by SPECTRUM THEATRE GROUP at BEGA

‘LADIES IN BLACK’ @ STRATHFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY

LADIES IN BLACK is a thought-provoking comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney Australia, with important female lifestyle messages that are still relevant today. Timeless and memorable coming of age story, focused on the naive bookish ultra-intelligent sixteen year old Lisa Miles.     December 1959 she takes a summer job for two months, at F.G. Goode’s department store, which is a fictional business that is loosely based on the Australian department store chain, David Jones Limited. The required work-uniform that all female counter staff wear, is the LBD (Little Black Dress) made iconic and famous by Coco Chanel when published in Vogue Magazine in 1926.                                      Continue reading ‘LADIES IN BLACK’ @ STRATHFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY