It’s The Golden Girls, with puppets!

From the producers that brought Steel MagnoliasGutenberg! The Musical! and The Hatpin to Australian audiences comes an hilarious offering straight from smash hit, SOLD OUT houses in Sydney. Playing as a part of the 2014 Midsumma Festival, Matthew Management and Neil Gooding Productions proudly present the Melbourne Premiere season of Thank You For Being A Friend from 7 – 18 January 2014, at Theatre Works in St Kilda.

Thank You For Being A Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience with Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect.   A wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans will fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

Airing from 1985 to 1992, The Golden Girls centred on four older women sharing a home in Miami, Florida. It received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice. It also won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The show dealt with many topical issues, such as coming out and same-sex marriage, aged care, homelessness, AIDS and discrimination against people with HIV.

Complete with a replica of the infamous set from the TV series and “double-take” puppet design by Joey Creative,  prepare for an evening of laughter, spectacular put-downs and familiar friends, as Miami's four favourite girls reunite for this lovingly hilarious tribute show!

Written by Jonathan Worsley and Thomas Duncan-Watt ~ Directed by Neil Gooding and Luke Joslin ~ Production Design by David Horne ~ Puppet Design by Joey Creative ~ Lighting Design by Rob Sowinski ~ Performed by Darren Mapes (Dorothy), Julia Billington (Rose), Chrystal de Grussa (Blanche), Donna Lee (Sophia) and Nigel Turner-Carroll (Jeremiah)

7 – 18 Jan, 2014

Tue-Sat 7:30pm, Fri 9:30pm, Sat 2pm

Tickets: $47 Full, $40 Con (+bf)

Bookings: 03 9534 3388 and online:

Theatre Works: 14 Acland St, St Kilda

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