Ladies in Black at QPAC

Frock up and rock up. Step back through the doors of F.G. Goode’s department store and into a magical modern fairytale. The ladies in black are back for the summer sales.

Sydney, the late 1950s: the city swelters in stuffy repression, longing for the cool, glorious liberation just around the corner. Bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa takes a summer job in the most prestigious department store in town, and has no plans to become a housewife or secretary, despite what her father insists.



Among the racks and fitting rooms, she meets the exotic Magda and the ladies of the cocktail frocks department, who open this young ingénue’s eyes to a world of cosmopolitan possibilities.

Fresh from touring the nation, don’t miss this return season of the Helpmann Award winning hit musical by Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) and director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical; Love Never Dies; Dream Lover). It’s the hottest ticket in town.

Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and lyrics by Tim Finn
Based on Madeleine St John’s novel, The Women in Black

Ladies in Black
28 January – 19 February 2017
QPAC, Brisbane