About

Co-Produced with State Theatre Company of South Australia

Somewhere in America, away from the bright lights, a group of young teen girls prepare for the most important event of their lives – a dance show contest. But all the anxieties and confusions of the adult world come sashaying on stage, revealing a dog-eat-dog drama. The girls are played by adult women, as if they’re reliving past agonies and triumphs.

This is a comic play of memory and feminist power, and a subtly subversive exploration of the time of life when the demons get in.

This came out of America and has taken the world by storm. Theatrically playful, unapologetically ratbaggy, with a great ensemble of adult performers playing the teen dancers, this one promises to be as intriguing as it is entertaining. – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director

★★★★ – The Guardian UK
★★★★1/2 – “Wild, funny, ferocious drama” – Time Out

Cast

Mitchell Butel
Emma Harvie
Chika Ikogwe
Yvette Lee
Rebecca Massey
Amber McMahon
Louisa Mignone
Tara Morice
Tim Overton

Team

Set & Costume Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Choreographer Larissa McGowan

Performance Times

14 March – 12 April
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Previews
7.30pm, 14 March
6.30pm, 15 March
7.30pm, 17 March

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 18 March

Schools Performance
11.30am, 25 March

Post-show Q&A
31 March, directly following the performance

Unwaged
11.30am, 2 April

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 9 April

Prices

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*Based on weekend evening general release ticket price.

Running Times and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.