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Ken Ludwig's 'Leading Ladies' by The Therry Dramatic Society

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This November, The Therry Dramatic Society is proudly presenting a strictly limited season of American playwright and theatre director Ken Ludwig's hysterically funny 'Leading Ladies' at The Arts Theatre.

Running from the 3rd to 12th of November, 2016, this exciting production is directed by Jude Hines and features a wonderfully talented cast.

Ken Ludwig's 'Leading Ladies' centres on two second-rate British thespians.

Ambitious Leo and malleable Jack are presenting a program of Shakespearean excerpts on a not-so-grand tour of rural Pennsylvania in the late 1950s.

After a poorly received performance at a Moose Lodge, and critically short of cash, Leo is driven to desperate measures. When he learns that a fatally ill, fabulously wealthy woman in a nearby hamlet is seeking two long-lost relatives, he browbeats Jack into collaborating in a plot to pose as the dying dowager's heirs. Unfortunately, the prodigal relatives happen to be female.

But this minor detail is easily finessed. Leo and Jack dip into their costume trunk, apply wigs and make-up, and pass themselves off as Maxine and Stephanie.

This acclaimed comedy of errors has delighted audiences around the world since its premiere in 2004. Therry is the best-value live theatre entertainment in Adelaide and 'Leading Ladies' continues their legacy of producing multi-award nominated and winning shows.

Tickets are now on sale and there will only be 10 performances at The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide:

  • Wednesday, 2nd November at 8 pm (Preview)

  • Thursday, 3rd November at 8 pm

  • Friday, 4th November at 8 pm

  • Saturday, 5th November at 2 pm and 8 pm

  • Wednesday, 9th November at 8 pm

  • Thursday, 10th November at 8 pm

  • Friday, 11th November at 8 pm

  • Saturday, 12th November at 2 pm and 8 pm
  • Therry has a special offer for this production - half-price tickets. When you purchase a 2017 subscription ($90 a double, $50 a single) you not only receive two tickets (one for single) to three of 2017 productions, you also get two half-price tickets to Leading Ladies! Visit to find out more. Plus all tickets are $10 on Wednesday, 2nd November at 8 pm.

    Reserve your tickets today by visiting Trybooking.

    For more information on the production, please visit

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    When: Thurs-Sat 3rd-5th and Wed-Sat 9th-12th November
    Where: Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
    Cost: Adults $27, Concession $22, Student under 18 $12 Preview (Wed 2/11) $10 for all
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