Ladies In Black

Ladies In Black

Ladies In Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip back in time. Based on a novel by Madeline St John, it’s a uniquely Australian fashion-forward fairy tale with all the shine and sparkle of Broadway. 


From Tuesday, 3 January to Sunday, 22 January 2017.


Sydney Lyric Theatre is located at Pirrama Road in Pyrmont, just next to The Star.

Sydney, 1959 - a city at the crossroads between the stuffy repression of the 1950s and the glorious liberation of the 1960s...

Bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa steps through the doors of the city’s most prestigious department store, F.G. Goodes. A world of unknown possibilities opens up as she befriends the colourful denizens of the Ladies Cocktail Frocks Department – including her new mentor, the exotic Magda, mysterious mistress of Model Gowns.

With its irreverent humour and immense charm, Ladies in Black is a magical, modern-day fairy-tale sure to leave you singing long after you leave the theatre. Queensland Theatre Company has created a heartwarming adaptation of Madeleine St John’s popular 1993 novel, The Women in Black. Premiering in Brisbane in 2015, this sparkling production is the work of internationally-acclaimed director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical, Love Never Dies, First Wives Club) and writer Carolyn Burns, with original music by superstar Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House).

Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Make a night of it

Find out more about pre-show dinners, accommodation and parking at The Star.