The Best and Fairest

Wed 29 – Fri 31 Jul 7.30pm
Wed 5 – Sat 8 Aug 7.30pm
Sat 8 Aug 2.00pm

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)


Wheelchair Accessible

Gasworks Arts Park & Melbourne Writers’ Theatre Present

The Best and Fairest

Five remarkable women. Five sporting passions. One shared dream.

What does it take to Make It as an Australian sportswoman? There are the long training hours, the constant juggling of sport and life, and the sacrificing of smaller dreams for that sporting dream. But what happens when a major challenge makes this dream even harder to fulfil?

Each of the remarkable women handpicked for this show has experienced a personal struggle, setback or discrimination. A track-and-field athlete with a wonderful outlook on life. An Aussie Rules champ with an inspiring story to share. A soccer devotee who is challenging cultural expectations. A martial arts star who defies the odds with every kick. And as an inspiration for them all, a Paralympic gold medallist who has just one message: Never give up!

Watch these Best and Fairest athletes bring their own stories to life on stage in short plays that have been especially written for them. This uplifting theatrical season follows on from our International Women’s Day Celebration of the same name.

Before this show premieres in July, you are invited to a special Celebration for International Women’s Day on Thursday 5 March. Meet 4 remarkable Australian women in sport who have overcome gender stereotypes, setbacks and personal struggles to become our Best and Fairest.

Melbourne Writers’ Theatre are developing this new show as Gasworks’ 2020 company-in-residence. They will have access to Gasworks rehearsal spaces & technical/administrative support.

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