6 – 15 June 2019
Playhouse Theatre, Hobart

The Tasmanian premiere of the heartwarming musical adaptation of Madeleine St John’s popular 1993 novel, The Women in Black.

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 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.

Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and lyrics by Tim Finn
Adapted from the book THE WOMEN IN BLACK by
Madeleine St John
By arrangement with David Spicer Productions.

Director Karen Kluss
Musical Director Tamika Crosbie
Choreographer Kristy Murtagh
Lighting Designer Aron Webb
Costume Designer Jessica Gulliver

The lead role of ‘Lisa’ is shared by Sophie and Cecilia. See below for their show dates.

dates & times

Thursday 6 June 8pm (Sophie)
Friday 7 June 8pm (Cecilia)
Saturday 8 June 8pm (Sophie)
Sunday 9 June 4pm (Cecilia)
Tuesday 11 June 8pm (Cecilia)
Wednesday 12 June 8pm (Sophie)
Thursday 13 June 8pm (Cecilia)
Friday 14 June 8pm (Sophie)
Saturday 15 June 2pm (Sophie)
Saturday 15 June 8pm (Cecilia)


Playhouse Theatre
104 Bathurst Street, Hobart


2 hours, 45 minutes
(including interval)