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Ladies Down Under wins at a canter

Updated: Mar 19

By Amanda Whittington

Photos by Andrew Billington

Review by David Bithell

Ladies Down Under," written by Amanda Whittington, delivers a riveting and captivating performance at The New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme. This heartwarming play follows the journeys of a diverse group of women who embark on a life-changing adventure to Australia after winning big at Ascot in Ladies Day.


The cast's exceptional performances brings each character to life with depth and emotion. The chemistry between the actors is palpable, drawing the audience into the heart of the story. Each scene is filled with both laughter and poignant moments, creating a well-rounded and engaging theatrical experience.


Whittington's script beautifully interweaves themes of friendship, self-discovery, and resilience, providing a narrative that resonates with audiences of all ages. The witty dialogue and clever character development keeps viewers entertained throughout the production.


The creative team behind the production also deserves commendation. The set design, costumes, and lighting seamlessly transported viewers from Manchester airport to the vibrant landscapes of Australia, enhancing the overall immersive experience.


In conclusion, "Ladies Down Under" at The New Vic Theatre win's at a canter. It is a must-see production that strikes the perfect balance between humor and heartfelt storytelling. Amanda Whittington's compelling narrative, combined with stellar performances from the cast, make this play a standout theatrical experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Ladies Down Under is at The New Vic until Saturday 30th March.

For tickets contact the box office on 01782 717 962

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