About

Meet Edna. She’s 14, finding her feet, and head over heels in love with the most ridiculously beautiful boy she’s ever seen, Harry. There’s just one problem:

Harry is in ‘True Connection’ – the biggest boyband in the world. But for an industrious scholarship girl like Edna, that’s only a hurdle, because nothing will get in her way of meeting Harry, and proving to him that she, more than anyone else in his legion of screaming fans, understands the real him.

Only she can set him free.

Fangirls is a “tender, hilarious and painfully relatable” (★★★★★ | Brisbane Courier) new musical by the superb young talent, Yve Blake. Joined by a vibrant and eclectic cast (including Aydan from Australia’s The Voice) who perfectly embody the frenzy of the digital spaces young fangirls inhabit, Yve and director Paige Rattray have created a show described by the Australian as “a life-affirming night of pure theatrical escapism”.

It’s dark, it’s innovative, it’s dazzling, and above all, it is an ode to love; the sort of love that sees a person pull apart a parked car with their bare hands to be noticed. “Whether you screamed for The Beatles, One Direction, or your footy team in the grand final, you will find something to connect with in Fangirls.” (★★★★★ | Limelight)

Hear Yve speak about the development of the show in this recording of her speech at the 2019 TEDxSYDNEY conference.

Watch the cast and crew discuss the process of bringing the show to life in this recording of the official Fangirls Briefing.

A co-production with Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival, in association with Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP).

Fangirls was originally commissioned and developed by ATYP, with the support of Global Creatures.

Supported by The Group

 

 

Cast

Team

Vocal Arranger/ Music Director Alice Chance
Music Producer/ Sound Designer David Muratore
Dramaturg Jonathan Ware
Set, Video Content and Costume Designer David Fleischer
Video Content Design and Production Justin Harrison
Lighting Designer Emma Valente
Associate Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Choreographer Leonard Mickelo
Sound Designer Michael Waters
Associate Director Carissa Licciardello
Voice / Dialect Coach Amy Hume
Stage Manager Bella Kerdijk
Assistant Stage Manager Katie Moore

Performance Times

12 October – 10 November 2019
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Unwaged Preview (Dress Rehearsal)
7.30pm, 11 October

Previews
7.30pm, 12 October
6.30pm, 13 October
7.30pm, 15 October

Opening Night (invitation only)
7.30pm, 16 October

Post-show Q&A
22 October, directly following the performance

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 7 November

Schools Performances
11.30am, 24 October
11.30am, 30 October

Belvoir Briefing
6.30pm, 8 October

Running Time
2 Hours 30 Minutes (Including Interval)

Prices

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Mates Rates (Adult) $70 $75 $60 $70 $75 $60
Senior* $70 $75 $60 $65 $70 $55
Concession† $60 $65 $50 $55 $60 $45
30-Down# $58 $48 $53 $43
Previews $54 $54 $49 $49
Student Saver# $45 $35 $40 $30

Videos

Reviews

★★★★★ “Tender, hilarious and painfully relatable.”

Brisbane Courier

★★★★★ “Fangirls is a brilliant, sparkling new Australian musical about young women coming into their power that will have you swapping stories of first concerts and first crushes, and humming the tunes all the way home.”

Limelight

“A life-affirming night of pure theatrical escapism.”

The Australian

“Enough warmth, witty lines and catchy tunes to win its own fangirls”

The Conversation

★★★★★ “Fangirls will turn your frown upside down”

Broadway World

Today Tix

Running Time and Content Warnings

Running Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes (Including Interval)

Content warnings: Strobe Lighting, Self Harm Reference

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.

TEDxSYDNEY

Podcast

Yve Blake, the writer of the book, music and lyrics of FANGIRLS, as well as one of its star performers, is joined by co-star Aydan, associate director Carissa Licciardello and musical director Alice Chance, to discuss the birth of the show and the much maligned demographic of unapologetically enthusiastic teenage girls. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.

Briefing

Watch the cast and crew discuss the process of bringing the show to life in this recording of the official Fangirls Briefing.