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.

Wheelchair Accessible

Gasworks Arts Park & Melbourne Writers’ Theatre Present

The Best and Fairest – Celebration

Inspiring Moments and Messages from Australian Women in Sport

Champion netballer Kelsey Browne (Magpies, Diamonds) won’t let a season-ending injury stop her from returning to the game she loves.
Inspiring young footballer Courtney Ugle (VFLW) has survived vast personal traumas to become a powerful voice for indigenous women.
Bodybuilder Bridget Bailey (IFBB Pro Bikini) is keen to challenge social attitudes towards ‘women with muscles’.
And no one has battled social and gender stereotypes more than transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey (Handball, VFLW), whose determination to succeed against the odds is an inspiration for women everywhere.

Off the field, Australian sportswomen continue to face inequities in funding, salaries and media representation, but on the field, they are shining! Enjoy some great moments and messages from four of our Best and Fairest when they come together on stage for this Celebration, a special event for International Women’s Day.

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

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.

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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