World Premiere | Riverside Theatres | 18 – 27 May 2023

By Katy Warner

Presented by New Ghosts Theatre Company
Supported by National Theatre of Parramatta’s True West Program

“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.

Presented as part of New Ghosts’ innovative IGNITE Collective, Girl Band features the work of 24 incredible female and non-binary artists. Get ready for dancing, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes inspired rap, low-rise jeans, and a hell of a lot of mess.

This production is supported by Create NSW and the City of Parramatta Council.

“An important play, one that highlights how far the entertainment industry has to go”

“Unarguably one of the best directors on the Australian scene”
Theatre Now

“Six characters of terrific depth… a stunning performance”
Cultural Binge

“This is a brilliant production, superbly written… and directed”

“Smart, fresh, funny and moving… Girl Band is electrifying.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Girl Band powerfully challenges the exploitation of women in this industry and amplifies female empowerment.”
Honi Soit

“A wonderful satire on the music industry and pop culture – but it’s also a poignant exploration of power.”
Theatre Red

Production Images by Phil Erbacher



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