A high-energy musical comedy about first love and fan culture, Fangirls  celebrates the power of young women as tastemakers and changemakers, and critiques the ways in which this power is dismissed and undermined by typifying young female fans and their interests as silly and frivolous. Directed by Paige Rattray, with dramaturgy by Jonathan Ware, this world premiere is packed with clever, catchy songs from young comedian, singer, and playwright Yve Blake who not only wrote the book, music, and lyrics, but also stars in the production. Whether you screamed for The Beatles, One Direction, or your footy team in the grand final, you will find something to connect with in Fangirls.

Sharon Millerchip, Ayesha Madon, James Majoos, Chika Ikogwe and Kimberley Hodgson. Photograph © Stephen Henry

Edna is 14 and fiercely intelligent, on a scholarship to a fancy new school. Her mum is doing the best she can as a single parent, concerned about how much time her daughter spends online, while her two best friends think she’s immature. But Edna knows that none of that will matter once she starts her real life with Harry. Everyone else knows...