The Best and Fairest – Celebration

Thur 5 Mar 7.30pm

Studio Theatre

60 mins approx, with no interval

Full $45
Conc $40
Under 30 $40
Gold Card holder $36
Group (+6) $30
CoPP Local $30
(CoPP Local Ticket only available on Opening Night)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patrons are advised that this show may contain references to people who have died. May contain coarse language.

Wheelchair Accessible

Gasworks Arts Park & Melbourne Writers’ Theatre Present

The Best and Fairest – Celebration

Inspiring Moments and Messages from Australian Women in Sport

Exciting young footballer Courtney Ugle (Essendon VFLW) has overcome trauma and loss to become a powerful voice for indigenous women. Champion netballer Kelsey Browne (Magpies, Diamonds) won’t let a season-ending injury stop her from returning to the game she loves. Bodybuilder Bridget Bailey McGlade (IFBB Pro Bikini) wants society to know that ‘women with muscles’ have it all! And no one has challenged societal views on what it means to be a Woman in Sport more than transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey (Handball), whose story of determination against the odds is inspirational.

Enjoy some great moments and messages from four of our Best and Fairest sportswomen when they come together on stage for this Celebration, a special event for International Women’s Day.

Melbourne Writers’ Theatre are developing their new show The Best and Fairest as Gasworks’ 2020 company-in-residence. They will have access to Gasworks rehearsal spaces & technical/administrative support and the show will premiere in July.

Praise for MWT productions:
“Another excellent, intimate night of storytelling theatre from MWT.” Stage Whispers, Sept 2018
“The colourful and richly woven tapestry of life presented in this excellent show is perhaps what theatre is really about.” What Did She Think? June 2019

Created by Clare Mendes
Directed & Designed by Elizabeth Walley
Presented by Gasworks Arts Park in association with Melbourne Writers’ Theatre”

Image of Courtney Ugle, courtesy of Essendon Football Club

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