By Katy Warner
Directed by Lucy Clements
“Universally, women with personalities are hated” – Billie Eilish
It’s 1994 and powerhouse record label managers, Craig and Darren, have created the girl-band to end all girl-bands. They have been moulded, twisted, and worked to become the girls that everyone wants. The Sensation Girls. Problem is, The Sensation Girls don’t know who they are anymore.
When unofficial leader DeeDee unexpectedly quits, things begin to unravel. The girls are getting older and bolder and they know what they want, what they really, really want.
Get ready for dancing, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes inspired rap, low-rise jeans, and a hell of a lot of mess.
Girl Band is electrifying.
– Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ Warner has created six characters of terrific depth that weave their way through the familiar tropes of teen pop stardom. – Cultural Binge
★★★★ We need productions like this to encourage all to keep fighting the good fight. – Theatre Now
★★★★ Girl Band is an important play, one that highlights how far the entertainment industry has to go – Limelight
…wonderful satire on the music industry and pop culture – but it’s also a poignant exploration of power.
– Theatre Red
[Girl Band] is smart, fresh, funny and moving, and while it criticises the pop machine, it loves the music.
– Sydney Morning Herald
“Highly Recommended.” Sydney Arts Guide
GENERAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCES
Thursday 18 May 2023 at 8pm – Preview
Friday 19 May 2023 at 8pm – Preview
Saturday 20 May 2023 at 8pm – Opening Night
Wednesday 24 May 2023 at 8pm
Thursday 25 May 2023 at 8pm
Friday 26 May 2023 at 8pm Join us after the show for some 90s bangers
Saturday 27 May 2023 at 2:30pm
Saturday 27 May 2023 at 8pm
Run time: 100 minutes
DJ AFTER SHOW FRIDAY 26 MAY
DJ Madame Butterfly will be joining The Sensation Girls at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta post-show on Friday 26th May for a DJ night pumped full of 90s Girl Band bangers! Get ready to get your groove on to the sassiest, sexiest tunes from En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa, Destiny’s Child, Spice Girls, Bardot, TLC and MORE.
What are you waiting for? Book your tickets to catch the show and we’ll catch you afterwards on the dance floor in the courtyard. Bonus points for showing up in your best 90s garb…
Tuesday 23 May 2023 at 11am
Please note this play contains mature themes and swearing – including talk of sexual abuse and eating disorders. No action relating to these issues is depicted on stage, but they are presented thematically within the play.
Please contact our box office for more details if required.
If Girl Band raises any concerns for you following the performance, support is available at Lifeline (lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14) and Beyond Blue (beyondblue.org.au or 1300 224 636) or consider speaking to your local GP.