Monday, 21 August 2017
Events Calendar
See by yearSee by monthSee by weekSee TodaySearchJump to month
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Boutique Theatre proudly present the Australian premiere of

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
By Meg Miroshnik
Directed by Elizabeth Millington

Always sleep with one eye open...

Once upon a time, in 2005, 20-year-old Annie is sent by her mother back to her native Russia to brush up on the language, and lose her American accent. Underneath an opulent, neon-lit, post-Soviet Moscow she discovers an enchanted motherland - teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears.

While staying with an old family friend, Annie meets Masha and Katya - two glamorous Moscovians who introduce her to a world of magic, mystery, and vodka. But then, Masha disappears and Annie and Katya set out to save her. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious, treacherous and absurdly funny than any childhood fable; her own. She quickly learns that not every fairytale has a happy ending...

Boutique Theatre is a Melbourne-based independent theatre company which creates work that is inventive, local, relevant, and disruptive. The company launched in 2012 and has since gone on to produce nine international and Australian works, whilst developing a Writers’ Program and housing an ensemble of Creatives. This latest premiere offering is one not to be missed!

“The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls takes place in a kind of dreamland. But in this dreamland, people sleep with one eye open." - New York Times

Director: Elizabeth Millington
Set Designer: Nick Casey
Associate Set Designer: Saran Jones
Lighting Designer: Justin Hayes
Costume Designer: Fiona Pitt
Costume Supervisor: Isabel Kennedy
Sound Designer: Mark French
Composer: Matthew Bolding
Producer: Tegan Jones
Associate Producer: Amanda Nelson
Performed by Erica Field, Cazz Bainbridge, Laila Thaker, Lucinda Barratt, Linda Cookson, Jessica Tanner and Felicity Steel

19 - 27 May, 2017
Tues – Sat, 8pm
Tickets: $32 Full, $28 Concession, $25 Grps 6+ 
Bookings: online only at
Enquiries: 0403 937 529 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   
Venue: St Martins Youth Arts Centre (Irene Mitchell Studio) - 28 St Martins Ln, South Yarra

#FairyTaleLives #BoutiqueTheatre 

Pin It