FANGIRLS musical coming to Playhouse Theatre

The hugely popular FANGIRLS musical is making its Melbourne debut at Arts Centre MelbournePlayhouse Theatre from 28 April– 9 May 2021 as a part of a national tour.

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FANGIRLS musical coming to Playhouse Theatre
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From award-winning playwright Yve Blake, this energetic musical will be showing in Melbourne for the first time following sell-out crowds for Belvoir’s season at the Seymour Centre.

“We’ve been dreaming of coming to Melbourne for years. When we premiered in 2019, some industrious teens started a petition to bring the show to Melbourne and I’m so happy that we can finally deliver on that wish”.

Yve Blake

Creator of FANGIRLS

FANGIRLS musical coming to Playhouse Theatre
Image credit: Brett Boardman

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 prove to Harry that she’s the one.

With a dazzling cast including AYDAN from The Voice, Danielle Barnes, Chika Ikogwe, Shubshri Kandiah, Ayesha Madon, James Majoos, Karis Oka, Tomáš Kantor and Shannen Alyce Quan, this critically acclaimed show is captivating and will leave you wanting more.

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FANGIRLS musical coming to Playhouse Theatre
Image credit: Brett Boardman

This show is founded in Blake’s fascination for 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.

Yve Blake is a decorated performer and playwright, awarded with the Inaugural Rebel Wilson Theatre Maker Scholarship (2016) and has been widely recognised for FANGIRLS with the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Musical (2019), Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret (2019) and AWQGI AWARD for Music Theatre (2020).

Please note: this musical is suitable for ages 15+

Date and time:
28 Apr 2021 – 8 pm (preview)
29 Apr 2021 – 8 pm
30 Apr 2021 – 8 pm
1 May 2021 – 2 pm & 8 pm
2 May 2021 – 6 pm
4 May 2021 – 7 pm
5 May 2021 – 8 pm
6 May 2021 – 8 pm
7 May 2021 – 8 pm
8 May 2021 – 2 pm & 8 pm
9 May 2021 – 6 pm
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (inc interval)
Location: Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Price:
Evenings – Standard $75, Concession $70
Matinees – Standard $70 Concession $65
Preview – Standard $55
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