LADYSHIP is a new musical with Book, Music and Lyrics by Laura Good and Linda Good. It debuted in NYC as a NEXT LINK Grand Jury production at the New York Musical Festival 2019. It is currently being developed for an alternative digital production until live theater returns. A recorded soundtrack is in progress.

LADYSHIP: Teenage Irish sisters Alice and Mary, convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to journey to an unknown land, are forced to make the treacherous crossing from London to Australia in 1789. Based on true events, LADYSHIP is the harrowing story of the 25,000 women who would become the “mothers of Australia”, whether they wanted to be or not.

With a contemporary alternative pop score, the story of LADYSHIP is all too familiar, whether in the 18th century or now — when given no say in their lives or the world around them, women will always find their own voice.

Photos by Russ Rowland; Direction by Samantha Saltzman; Lighting by Sam Gordon; Costumes by Whitney Locher. For complete credits click here.

Awards: Finalist, Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre. LADYSHIP won 3 NYMF 2019 Festival Finalist awards: Outstanding Design, Maddie Shea Baldwin for Outstanding Lead Performer and Jennifer Blood for Outstanding Supporting Performer.

LADYSHIP named one of "5 Shows That Stand Out at NYMF 2019" by Ken Davenport.

"LADYSHIP: A dynamic, original and thrilling musical...With an intriguing book and exceptional, gorgeous music."-- Theater Pizzazz

"LADYSHIP, a polished new musical...the book is clever and concise...,strong, beautiful music and an interesting story. Artistically and historically transportive." -- Blog Critics

"LADYSHIP could easily become a tribute to hope, resiliency, survival, and the power of female determination." --

"...sensitive direction by Samantha Saltzman. (An) uplifting ... affecting journey" --

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