It’s 1993 and Madonna is visiting Australia for the first time. For fans Jason, Mary, Sam, Natalie and Derek this is what they’ve been waiting for. While in line for tickets the five become inseparable, sharing friendship, love and an obsession for the queen of pop.
Sam may only be 16, but he’s out to his Dad and looking for love in the all wrong places. Natalie is a pop singer who’s close to a record deal, if she can only keep her sexuality a secret. Mary is a good Catholic girl whose parents have no idea she’s been idolising the wrong Madonna. And Jason is just trying to deny his feelings for Derek.
Loaded with the fashions and music of the 90s, The Girlie Show is about coming out, rebelling and finding acceptance – a true pop culture playground!
Written by acclaimed writer Wayne Tunks, his previous work has included: 37 Ways To Say I’m Gay, Everything I Know I Learnt From Madonna, Silvertop Ash and Fag Boy & the Married Guy – which sold out its season at La Mama in 2013.
Director: Josh Karlik Featuring: Oliver Bailey, Emily Carr, Perri Cummings, Roby Favretto, Charlotte Fox, Louis Hanson, Adam Haylock, Adam Noviello, Caitlin Spears, Wayne Tunks, Geoff Wallis Lighting Design: Kate Kelly Writer / Producer: Wayne Tunks
The Girlie Show
La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton
Season: 20 – 31 January 2016
Information / Bookings: (03) 9347 6142 or online at: www.lamama.com.au
The Girlie Show will also be presented at the Old 505 Theatre: 9 – 13 February, as part of the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Image: courtesy of Wayne Tunks