“Pardon me, this way is a very nice way. It’s pleasant down that way too.
Of course some people go both ways.“
− A Friend of Dorothy
We have come a long way from the clandestine question of “Are you a friend of Dorothy?” in the 1950s to proud modern slogans such as “We’re here. We’re Queer. Get used to it.”
Join us as we take you on the journey of the LGBTQIA+ community. This road has been paved with some incredible highs and some devastating lows.
We hope hearing their story will not only allow you to embrace who you are and who you are meant to be, but also accept and encourage others to be confident to explore the same.
Set against a medley of Broadway numbers from across the decades, we look forward to celebrating with you that really, Anything Goes!!!
Georg Gleeson (they/she)
Pavitra Tandon (they/he)
Cassidy Prosser (she/her)
Chantelle Currie (she/her)
Courtney Murrin (she/her)
Gary Farmer-Trickett (he/him)
Jess Beilby (she/her)
Kelly McQueen (she/her)
Max Phythian (he/they)
Natasha King (she/her)
Producer − Susan O’Toole Cridland (she/her)
Director − Yasmin Elahi (she/her)
Musical Director − Tallis Tutunoa (she/they)
Choreographer − Emily Delchau (she/her)
LGBTQIA+ Advisor − Gary Farmer-Trickett (he/him)
WARNING: ‘Friends of Dorothy’ contains material that may be harmful or traumatising to some audience members. This show depicts themes of discrimination and hateful language, self-harm and suicide, death or dying, mental illness and sexual themes. Viewer discretion is advised.
We are proud to be announcing that all profits from merchandise sold at the shows will be going directly to LGBTQIA+ youth aligned charities.
Connect to the performer
Dance, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre
Date & Time
May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wheelchair accessible, Wheelchair accessible toilet
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