As television’s biggest star in I Love Lucy – the most popular sitcom in American history – the wacky, fearless, and totally endearing Lucy broke the mould for the way women were allowed to behave on TV.
Now actor Francine Cain takes on the quirky and loveable persona of Lucille Ball in Everybody Loves Lucy, which will be staged at Casula Powerhouse next Thursday, May 5.
Cain, pictured, is a Helpmann Award-nominated musical theatre star, who has just concluded an 18-month national tour as Frenchy in the musical Grease.
She was the winner of the 2010 Rob Guest Endowment Scholarship, and her credits include Regina in Rock of Ages (Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations), and understudying Truly Scrumptious in the Australian tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
EVERYBODY LOVES LUCY:
Written by Elise McCann and Richard Carroll
Directed by Helen Dallimore
Musical Director Nigel Ubrihien
Produced by Luckiest Productions
When: Thursday, March 5, 11am and 2pm; duration 70 minutes; Cost, all tickets $19; lunch special $17 (price does not include drink).
Bookings: Contact 9824 1121; online at http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/theatre/everybody-loves-lucy.aspx