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24–28 March 2021

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 meet Harry. 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. Sydney-born 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, this gem of a show 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 at the start to experience the wild energy bursting out of this intimate show. Hurry, as this will go off! 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. ★★★★★ “Do yourself a favour, please see this show.” Courier Mail ★★★★★ “This could be the most fun you have in the theatre this year!” Timeout ★★★★1/2 “Fangirls is loud and funny and raw, with a powerful message delivered with sass and joy.” The Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★★ “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 “Fangirls is undeniably one of the most perfectly crafted Australian works to hit the stage. Period!” Australian Arts Review "The voices are stellar, the harmonies breath-taking." InDaily

Show details:

Synopsis

24–28 March 2021

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 meet Harry.

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.

Sydney-born 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, this gem of a show 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 at the start to experience the wild energy bursting out of this intimate show. Hurry, as this will go off!

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.

★★★★★ “Do yourself a favour, please see this show.” Courier Mail

★★★★★ “This could be the most fun you have in the theatre this year!” Timeout

★★★★1/2 “Fangirls is loud and funny and raw, with a powerful message delivered with sass and joy.” The Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★★ “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

“Fangirls is undeniably one of the most perfectly crafted Australian works to hit the stage. Period!” Australian Arts Review

The voices are stellar, the harmonies breath-taking.” InDaily

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Belvoir, Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival co-production in association with Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)

CATEGORY:
Musical Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 150 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Dates

Wednesday 24 March, 7pm

Thurs 25 March, 7pm

Friday 26 March, 7pm

Saturday 27 March, 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 28 March, 5pm

Credits

Book, music, and lyrics: by 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
Sound Designer: Michael Waters
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
Swing and Chorus: Tomáš Kantor, Shannen Alyce Quan

Access

  Saturday 27 March 2021, 2pm Matinee performance will be captioned.

  Saturday 27 March 2021, 2pm Matinee performance will be audio described.

  Tactile tour to place Saturday 27 March 2021, 1pm

Additional Information

At Canberra Theatre Centre, safety is our priority. We operate in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Our theatres will be operating with capacity limitations, but our regular seating configuration will be in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons, but please move through the foyers and open spaces with physical distancing considerations in mind.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra Theatre Centre.

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