Meet Alice Anderson. Mechanic. Trailblazer. Entrepreneur. A rollicking ride through 1920s Melbourne!

It’s 1920s Melbourne-the advent of the motorcar! Society reels from the aftermath of war and a second wave of Spanish flu wreaks havoc on the streets. Meanwhile, one small woman defies convention and makes her mark…

‘Garage Girls’ shines a light on Alice Anderson’s short but eventful life. Why did she drive her Austin all the way to Alice Springs? Who were all those women, dressed in greasy dungarees… and don’t they look a little bit like men? Sparked by historical events, with many colourful characters played by five actors – ‘Garage Girls’ is a rip-roaring ride celebrating a Victorian icon.

“Fun, feisty and fantastical…sheer pleasure to watch.”

– Stage Whispers

“Anderson is someone we should all be excited to know about.”

– Theatre Travels

★★★★ – The Age

Content Warnings: Adult themes and loud noises

Created by: Three Birds Theatre and The Shift Theatre

Written by: Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and Anna Rodway

Performed by: Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins, Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and Anna Rodway

Directed by: Janice Muller

Set/Costume Design: Sophie Woodward

Set Construction: Jacob Battista

Lighting Design: Gina Gascoigne

Sound Design: Rachel Stone

Production Dramaturgy: Janice Muller

Stage Manager: TBC

Image by Tony Rive


Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.


Garage Girls is on VCE Drama, Unit 3.

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