In 1929, the streets of Sydney, Australia ran with blood as a pair of notorious crime bosses led their rival empires to war. The twist? These two crime bosses were women. Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine spent years battling for control of the booze, drug, and prostitution trades. This new musical traces their historical reign as queens of their domains, and asks if they were truly evil ladies - or just enterprising women ahead of their time.
Book and Lyrics by Kate Mulley, Music by Andy Peterson
World Premiere at Luna Stage, directed by Cheryl Katz. February-March 2018
Australian Premiere at Hayes Theatre, directed by Benita de Wit, June-July 2019