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    The Pyjama Girl

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    A fascinating original work inspired by an infamous slice of Sydney history.

    It’s 1944. The murdered and unidentified PYJAMA GIRL, preserved in formaldehyde for ten years, rises up to solve the case herself. A cabaret-style musical, the show explores identity, obsession, the fragility of truth, and what the living owe the dead. The Pyjama Girl puts the eponymous corpse in control of her own story, confronting the de-personification of victims of violence at the hands of both perpetrator and public. The show is fast-paced and dynamic, featuring original songs which are great to sing and full of wit and energy.

    THE PYJAMA GIRL played to full houses in Wollongong at Five Barrel Brewing in 2019 and is overdue for a Sydney premiere.

    'A fascinating piece of theatre…Brilliant music…Even if you don’t like musicals, you’d like “The Pyjama Girl”.'
    - Nick Rheinberger, ABC Radio

    'One of the most wonderful pieces of original theatre I have ever seen…'
    - Caz Prescott, Voice Over


    Stephen Goldrick has created work for the Sydney Festival, Self-Raising Theatre, ABC radio, BBC World Service, Illawarra Folk Festival and NSW schools theatre. He studied Theatre/Media at Bathurst and has a Masters in Applied Theatre Studies. He directed the recent seasons of the musical Anvil and the premiere season of The Pyjama Girl.

    Composer/Musical Director

    Steven Wood composed for The Monk (1996), Two weeks with the Queen (1998),rock opera Brothers of the Head, with orchestral arrangements for Sydney Olympics and Schools Spectacular 1995-2000. He has been musical director for many shows from Reg Livermore’s Ned Kelly to Godspell to the recent Wollongong premiere of The Pyjama Girl.

    90 minute show plus interval.

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