Adelaide Festival: Fangirls
3 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 11 March 2021
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until 3 March 2021
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until 11 March 2021
An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until 6 March 2021
One event on 28 February 2021 at 4:00 pm
One event on 6 March 2021 at 3:00 pm
One event on 7 March 2021 at 5:00 pm
One event on 8 March 2021 at 2:00 pm
One event on 10 March 2021 at 7:30 pm
One event on 12 March 2021 at 6:30 pm
One event on 13 March 2021 at 3:00 pm
One event on 13 February 2021 at 8:30 pm
One event on 14 March 2021 at 5:00 pm
As Hamilton proved, in a world where new musicals are often focus-grouped into blandness, fabulous butterflies can still emerge from the chrysalis of a single brilliant mind. Such is Fangirls, whose book, music and lyrics are by young Sydney-born writer Yve Blake.
Fascinated by the way that society can see a mob of screaming fans as “embarrassing” (if female, and at a pop concert) – but “passionate” (if male at a footy match), Yve 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.
It follows 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.