Australian musical theatre star Elise McCann had Brisbane roaring with laughter in a behind-the-scenes production about renowned American actress Lucille Ball.
Everybody Loves Lucy payed tribute to hit television series I Love Lucy, including the ups and downs of show business and life behind a complicated marriage.
Wearing a black and white polka dot 1950’s dress designed by Tim Chappel, and with the iconic red lips and famous up-do, McCann depicted the fearless and vivacious demeanor of Ball and the wonderful comic instincts between husband and wife on stage.
The career-driven woman who was as chic as she was funny helped to revolutionise the way women were depicted in television as she boldly introduced her real-life pregnancy to the 1950’s sitcom.
With a cast of two, McCann and co-star Nigel Ubrihien successfully depicted the relationship between the married couple as well as Ball’s bold decisions and her determination for a successful career that had always appealed to women across the globe.
Once again Lucille Ball won the hearts of her audience through McCann’s brilliant acting in the hilarious production Everybody Loves Lucy.
Everybody Loves Lucy. Images provided by Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Details: Everybody Loves Lucy | Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane | 24 to 27 February 2015 | $39.90 to $49.90