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Performance dates & times

Wednesday 28 Apr
8:00 PM PREVIEW
Thursday 29 Apr
8:00 PM
Friday 30 Apr
8:00 PM
Saturday 1 May
2:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Sunday 2 May
6:00 PM
Tuesday 4 May
7:00 PM
Wednesday 5 May
8:00 PM
Thursday 6 May
8:00 PM
Friday 7 May
8:00 PM*^
Saturday 8 May
2:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Sunday 9 May
6:00 PM

*Auslan Interpreted Performance

^Audio Described Performance


Running Time 2 hours 30 minutes (inc interval)

Price range

This event has gone on sale according to current Victorian COVIDSafe guidelines.

Changes to restrictions may result in changes to seating configurations in our venues. Should this happen, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests to change seating.

Evenings

Standard
$75.00
Concession
$70.00

Matinees

Standard
$70.00
Concession
$65.00

Preview

Standard
$55.00

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Get ready for the best pop concert you’ve never been to.

FANGIRLS follows the uproarious story of Edna, a plucky misfit scholarship girl who believes that she alone can win the heart of the world’s biggest pop star; Harry. Sure, he has 38 million other fans, but for Edna, that’s merely a hurdle. Because there’s nothing she won’t do to prove to Harry that she’s the one.

No, really: nothing.

With a dazzling cast (including AYDAN from The Voice), inexhaustibly witty dialogue, and heart-pumping, infectious songs, it’s an ode to love that smashes all generational generalisations. Whether or not you’ve ever been a fangirl/boy it will move you and leave you with an involuntary ear-to-ear grin.

FANGIRLS creator Yve Blake is fascinated by the way that society can see a mob of screaming fans as “embarrassing”, if they’re female, and at a pop concert, but “passionate”, if they’re male, and at a footy match. She set out to write the show she wished her 14-year-old self could have seen: a comedy all about the ways that the world tries to convince young women that they’re not as worthy as their brothers. After an international bidding war amongst major US and UK producers, FANGIRLS was poised to take the theatres of the world by storm when suddenly they went dark. Catch this show now and say you were there when it all began.


Awards

Matilda Award – Best Musical or Cabaret (2019)

Sydney Theatre Awards – Best Production of a Mainstage Musical (2019)

Sydney Theatre Awards – Best Newcomer – Chika Ikogwe – The Wolves/ FANGIRLS (2019)

AWGIE Award – Music Theatre (2020)

 

Your safety and wellbeing

Face masks must worn indoors at all times, including during the performance. Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask. Foyer bars will be closed until further notice. Read more about our COVIDSafe measures

 


Credits

Book, music, lyrics
Yve Blake
Director
Paige Rattray
Original Music Director / Vocal Arranger
Alice Chance
Music Producer / Sound Designer
David Muratore
Dramaturg
Jonathan Ware
Music Director / Vocal Arranger
Zara Stanton
Set, Video Content and Costume Designer
David Fleischer
Video Content Design and Production
Justin Harrison
Lighting Designer
Emma Valente
Choreographer
Leonard Mickelo
Associate Director
Carissa Licciardello
Associate Choreographer
Sharon Millerchip
Lighting Realiser
Renae Kenward
With
AYDAN, Danielle Barnes, Chika Ikogwe, Shubshri Kandiah, Ayesha Madon, James Majoos, Karis Oka, Tomáš Kantor, Shannen Alyce Quan
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