"A dynamic, original and thrilling musical"


Inspired by true events, unjustly convicted teenage sisters fight to survive oppression, patriarchy and politics on a treacherous sea journey in 1789.

"A dynamic, original and thrilling musical."

" Artistically and historically transportive."

"Exceptional, gorgeous music."

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LADYSHIP the Musical

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 some 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.

LADYSHIP is a new musical with Book, Music and Lyrics by Laura Good and Linda Good, aka the alternative pop duo, The Twigs. LADYSHIP debuted in NYC as a NEXT LINK Grand Jury production at the New York Musical Festival 2019 and was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre 2020. LADYSHIP (Original Concept Recording) will be released in 2024. LADYSHIP (High School Edition) debuted in 2023 and is now available for licensing.

Maddie Shea Baldwin as Alice Reed

Quentin Oliver Lee, Jennifer Blood

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" --

Photos by Russ Rowland

Maddie Shea Baldwin, Caitlin Cohn, Noelle Hogan, Jennifer Blood

Caitlin Cohn as Mary Reed, Jordan Bolden as Marcus Findley

Lisa Karlin as Abigail Gainsborough, Brandi Knox as Mrs. Pickering

Trevor St. John-Gilbert, Jordan Bolden, Justin R. G. Holcomb