FANGIRLS

  • 28 Jul – 4 Sep 22 Sydney Opera House
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (incl interval)

FANGIRLS
TOURING

BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY YVE BLAKE
& DIRECTED BY PAIGE RATTRAY

  • Venue Sydney Opera House
  • Dates 28 Jul – 4 Sep 22
  • Duration 2 hours 30 minutes (incl interval)
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EDNA IS BACK!

Edna’s fourteen and is head over heels in love with Harry-he’s beautiful, talented, perfect, but there’s just one problem: he’s also the star of the world’s biggest boyband. Getting Harry’s attention might seem impossible, but there’s nothing that Edna won’t do to prove to Harry that she’s the one.

After selling out the debut season at Belvoir in 2019, Yve Blake’s uproarious musical FANGIRLS makes its much-anticipated return, this time at the iconic Sydney Opera House. The gang are back, the glitter is next level and the songs are lit. Screaming is very much encouraged. 

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TEAM

  • Yve Blake
    BOOK, MUSIC, LYRICS
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    Yve Blake (she/her) is a playwright, screenwriter, and songwriter, born and raised on Gadigal land. After premiering at Belvoir and Queensland Theatre in 2019, FANGIRLS returned in 2021 for a national tour, and now Yve is peeing-her-pants to know that this show is on at the Sydney actual Opera House?! This production of FANGIRLS has […]

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  • Paige Rattray
    Director
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    Paige (she/her) is currently Sydney Theatre Company’s Associate Director, after holding the role of Associate Artistic Director at Queensland Theatre. Prior to that, she was Sydney Theatre Company’s Richard Wherrett Fellow and has previously directed Blithe Spirit, Death of a Salesman, Triple X (with QT), The Deep Blue Sea, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, How […]

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  • Cast

  • Blake Appelqvist
    Harry
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    Blake Appelqvist is a Māori (Ngāti Porou) and Swedish multidisciplinary artist who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre).  This year has Blake playing “Tommy Albright” in Brigadoon (Neglected Musicals) + “Clyde Barrow” in Bonnie and Clyde(JRP) at the Hayes Theatre and their previous musical theatre credits include; “Oaken” in Frozen (Disney […]

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  • Danielle Barnes
    Caroline
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    In a career spanning 30 years, Danielle’s versatility has allowed her to work across a huge range of material from 70’s Disco to Classical, from comedy to straight Theatre. In 2021, Danielle Barnes played Caroline in Belvoir’s production of FANGIRLS, for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award (Best Musical Theatre Artist, Supporting). […]

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  • Manali Datar
    Edna
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    Manali Datar (she/her) is an Indian-born multi-disciplinary artist. Whilst graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018, Manali originated the coveted role of Rose Granger-Weasley in Michael Cassel Group’s Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In 2021, she was Directorial Assistant to Dean Bryant on Merrily We Roll Along at Hayes Theatre Company […]

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  • Tonieka Del Rosario
    Brianna
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    Tonieka graduated from NIDA with a Diploma of Musical Theatre in 2020. Most recently Tonieka played the role of Jean in Brigadoon for Neglected Musicals. Prior to that, Tonieka featured as Lisa and covered the lead role of Sophie in Mamma Mia! for Packemin Productions. Tonieka is excited to be joining the cast of Fangirls and making her Sydney Opera […]

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  • Jesse Dutlow
    Saltypringl
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    Jesse is a rising talent based in Melbourne, Australia and makes his professional theatre debut in FANGIRLS. His theatre and television credits include Once on This Island (2022) as Daniel Beauxhomme and The Voice Australia (2017). He is currently studying to earn his Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Children’s Literature and Masters in Secondary […]

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  • Milo Hartill
    Jules
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    Milo graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) in 2021 and completed her Diploma of Musical Theatre at WAAPA in 2018.  Whilst at VCA, she performed as Charity in the graduating production of SWEET CHARITY, Agnes in THE HELLO GIRLS and self-devised MONGREL.  Milo received the 2021 Lionel […]

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  • Tomáš Kantor
    Swing
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    Tomáš (they/he) is a Melbourne-based actor performing across music theatre, cabaret, stage and screen. They trained at RADA before completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts at the VCA in 2019, starring as ‘Gabey’ in their graduating production of On The Town (VCA). In 2021, Tomáš made their professional debut in FANGIRLS (Belvoir) and went on that year to perform as […]

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  • Hannah McInerney
    Swing
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    Hannah McInerney is an actor and musician from Sydney and a VCA Music Theatre graduate. Her theatre credits include ensemble in Catch Me If You Can by LPD & Hayes Theatre, Ilse in Spring Awakening by Stageart, Ivy in Bare The Musical by Stageart, Daisy in the Gathering by Vic Theatre Co and Ensemble/Rose Cover […]

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  • Mel O’Brien
    Lily
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    Mel O’Brien is a graduate of both NIDA and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Alongside creative partner Samantha Andrew she has made waves as a writer and comedian with original cabaret works No Hat, No Play! The Cabaret (Green Room nominated for ‘Best Writing’) and SHIT-WRECKED! which have toured the country to sold-out crowds, won […]

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  • Creatives

  • David Fleischer
    Set, video content and costume designer
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    David (he/him) is a designer working with leading theatre, dance and opera companies across Australia. His work has been hosted by prominent arts festivals, and has toured extensively both nationally and abroad. His most recent credits include Impermanence, Ab Intra and Ocho for Sydney Dance Company; Opening Night and A Room Of One’s Own for […]

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  • Emma Valente
    Lighting Designer
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    Emma (she/her) is a freelance director, dramaturg, lighting designer and occasional trouble maker. She is the Co-Artistic director and Co CEO of feminist theatre company THE RABBLE. Emma is the recipient of the Creators Fund grant from Creative Victoria, a Sidney Myer Fellow, Curator at Large (performance) at The SUBSTATION and a recipient of the […]

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  • Alice Chance
    Original music director/vocal arranger
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    Alice Chance (she/her) is a sought-after composer, conductor, arranger, vocalist, and lyricist. A three-time finalist in the APRA Art Music Awards for Vocal/Choral Work of the Year, Alice has worked with ensembles including Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir, Ensemble Offspring, The Song Company, and Moorambilla Voices, with whom she […]

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  • David Muratore
    Music producer/sound designer
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    David Muratore (he/him) is an ARIA Nominated Music Producer, Songwriter, Mix Engineer, and Multi-Instrumentalist living and working on Gadigal land, Sydney. David’s music production work for FANGIRLS has been awarded the 2019 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Musical and the Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret. David recorded, produced and mixed the Fangirls […]

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  • Zara Stanton
    Music director/vocal arranger
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    Zara (she/her) is an accomplished Music Director, Performer, Arranger and Composer with a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.Zara’s credits as Music Director include Bonnie & Clyde (JRP), Every Musical Ever (Adelaide Cabaret Festival), The Deb (ATYP), The Boomkak Panto (Belvoir), and Associate Music Director for A Chorus Line (DTC). Zara has […]

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  • Michael Waters
    Sound designer
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    (He/him) Original sound designs include: Hairspray, Cinderella, The Woman In Black, Muriel’s Wedding, My Fair Lady, Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz and The Boy From Oz, Doctor Zhivago, The King And I, The Tap Pack (USA tour 2020), Bran Nue Dae, Dream Lover, Mamma Mia!, Chess, Atomic (Sydney & Off Broadway), Priscilla Queen Of The […]

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  • Matt Erskine
    Associate Sound Designer
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    Matthew (he/him) is a skilled sound engineer and designer with a broad range of experience in Queensland’s theatre scene, musical theatre and the live music industries. He has a passion for finding creative design and engineering solutions to unique challenges. Matthew is the Managing Director of CrossPoint Sound, a sound design and engineering company based […]

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  • Leonard Mickelo
    Choreographer
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    Leonard (they/them) is a descendant of the Kulalli and Bidjara clans, and identifies as non binary. Leonards foster mum opened their heart to dance at the age of 10. They trained in jazz, tap, musical theatre and contemporary, under the direction of Fiona McIvor and Sandra Breen. Leonard joined Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2006 and […]

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  • Sharon Millerchip
    Associate choreographer
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    (She/her) Credits include Caroline in Fangirls, Velma Kelly in Chicago (Helpmann Award) Belle in Beauty And The Beast (Mo Award), Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (Helpmann Award) Roxie Hart in Chicago (Helpmann Award) Anita in Westside Story,  Demeter in Cats, Meg Giry in Phantom Of The Opera and Love Never Dies (Sydney Theatre Award), […]

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  • Jonathan Ware
    dramaturg
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    Jonathan (he/him) made his mainstage debut as Dramaturg on FANGIRLS (Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Festival in assoc. ATYP). Other credits include Dubbo Championship Wrestling for Hayes Theatre Company. He originally trained as a Stage Manager (VCA) and then worked in London for Sonia Friedman Productions, Sadler’s Wells and DigitalTheatre.com. Following further study at Melbourne Law […]

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  • Justin Harrison
    Video content design and production
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    Justin (he/him) is a sound and video creative working in theatre, film and television. His most recent credits include, An Ideal Husband for LaBoite, Ishmael and The Wider Earth for Dead Puppet Society and Lucky and the Flight of the Sky Puppies for Cairns Children’s Festival. Other theatre work includes video and sound design for […]

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  • Laura Farrell
    Vocal Coach
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    Laura Farrell (she/her) is a Sydney-based Voice and Dialect Coach. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Voice from NIDA; a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from the Victorian College of the Arts; and a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Victorian College of the Arts. A current lecturer for NIDA’s BFA, Laura has […]

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  • Ren Kenward
    Lighting realiser
  • Carissa Licciardello
    Associate Director
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    Carissa Licciardello (she/her) is a theatre director and currently a Resident Director at Belvoir. Recent credits include: for Malthouse – as Director, Anna K; for Belvoir – as Director & Adaptor, Opening Night; as Director & Co-Adaptor, A Room of One’s Own; as Associate Director, FANGIRLS. For 25A Downstairs Belvoir, Extinction of the Learned Response; […]

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  • Hannah Goodwin
    Associate Director
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    Hannah Goodwin (she/her) is a director who lives and works on Gadigal land. She is currently Resident Director at Belvoir Street Theatre. Her work includes Wayside Bride by Alana Valentine (Belvoir), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill (Belvoir), The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (National Theatre of Parramatta, Bondi Feast), A Girl in […]

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  • Ella Griffin
    Stage Manager
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    Ella (she/her) is a Sydney-based Stage Manager and graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Theatre & Stage Management) at NIDA. As Stage Manager, her credits include: for Performance Space: Set Piece (Sydney Festival & RISING 2022), for Darklab: Winter Feast (Dark Mofo 2022), for Griffin Theatre Company: Dogged, for Force Majeure: Lak Malual […]

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  • Adrienne Patterson
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Adrienne (she/her) is in the business of making theatre happen, and works across multiple capacities with a focus on Stage Management. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and a Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (NIDA). She has toured Australia as a puppeteer and assistant stage manager with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s ‘The Arrival’ (2017) and CDP […]

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2019
MATILDA AWARD – BEST MUSICAL OR CABARET
2019
SYDNEY THEATRE AWARD – BEST PRODUCTION OF A MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
2019
SYDNEY THEATRE AWARD – BEST NEWCOMER
Chika Ikogwe
2021
GREEN ROOM AWARDS – MUSICAL THEATRE – PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR (NOMINATION)
2021
GREEN ROOM AWARDS – MUSICAL THEATRE – DIRECTION (NOMINATION)
Paige Rattray
2021
GREEN ROOM AWARDS – MUSICAL THEATRE – MUSIC DIRECTION (NOMINATION)
Zara Stanton & Alice Chance
2021
GREEN ROOM AWARDS – MUSICAL THEATRE – COSTUME DESIGN (NOMINATION)
David Fleischer
2021
GREEN ROOM AWARDS – MUSICAL THEATRE – LEADING ARTIST (NOMINATION)
Karis Oka
2021
GREEN ROOM AWARDS – MUSICAL THEATRE – SUPPORTING ARTISTS (NOMINATION)
Danielle Barnes & Chika Ikogwe

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