Hit musical Menopause will play another Brisbane season next year after the Twelfth Night Theatre announced it would host the show again from March 26.
The show has been a huge success right across the country but it is in Brisbane where it has found its main audience, playing for a year at one stage and gaining cult status.
The four-hander musical recently played a season at Sydney’s Theatre Royal, which was expected to be its last in Australia, but producers believe there’s enough support to bring the musical back to Brisbane.
Featuring 22 popular songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s that get the ‘treatment’ (think ‘I Will Survive’, ‘Stand By Your Man’ and ‘The Great Pretender’ amongst others), the show’s mix of comedy, musical parody and a hot topic has earned Menopause a massive following and long seasons wherever it has opened, from New York to London.
Inspired by “a hot flush and a bottle of wine”, Jeanie Linders created the hilarious musical as a celebration of a life passage that launches women into an exciting new phase of their lives.
“Most women know intuitively that every other woman is experiencing memory loss, night sweats, or hot flushes,” said Linders.
“But when they are in a theatre with hundreds of women – not just a few sympathetic friends – and all are laughing and shouting ‘That’s me!’ then they know what they are experiencing is normal. They aren’t crazy. It becomes a sisterhood.
No closing date has been set for the new Brisbane season. Bookings: (07) 3252 5122