The Best and Fairest

Performing Arts Moving Parts


Five remarkable women. Five sporting passions. One shared dream.

What does it take to succeed as an Australian sportswoman? On the eve of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, this uplifting theatrical production celebrates the lives of five remarkable Australian sportswomen who have overcome social stereotypes, career obstacles and life challenges to become our Best and Fairest.

In 1912, swimmer Fanny Durack fights for her right to compete in the Olympic Games without a chaperone -- and in a women's swimming costume! In 1958, pioneering cricketer, nurse and aboriginal rights activist Faith Thomas OAM (nee Coulthard) defies the odds to become the first indigenous woman to represent Australia in any national sport. Fast forward to Albert Park Lake in 2010, where local sporting legend and busy mother Sinead Diver raises eyebrows with her decision to take up marathon running in her thirties. And weaving in and around these sporting heroines is a young callisthenics star, full of energy and dreams, joined by a 2020 Paralympic athlete whose story of succeeding against the odds is nothing short of extraordinary.

This compelling theatrical season follows on from the earlier International Women's Day celebration show of the same name.

  • Event Details
    Date & Times:
    Dates to be announced
    Tickets:

    Full $45
    Conc $40
    Under 30 $40
    Gold Card holder $36
    Group (+6) $30
    CoPP Local $30 (CoPP Local Ticket only available on Opening Night)

    Running Time:
    Approximately 60 minutes (no interval)
    Where:
    Studio Theatre
    Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible