The Goodbye Girl

The Goodbye Girl


Upstairs at the Gatehouse


Paula McFaden is an out of work dancer, the wrong side of thirty, who has watched too many men say goodbye. When hapless actor Elliot Garfield knocks on the door of her New York apartment, his dreams of stardom and her dreams of stability become a shared nightmare.

The Goodbye Girl is a wry, comic musical about letting go of your baggage and learning to love the unexpected. It is based on Neil Simon's Academy Award and Golden Globe award winning film and features the same unique humour that has made Simon the most popular playwright in Broadway History, fused with a vibrant, cinematic score that stands among Hamlisch's strongest work.


Rebecca Bainbridge, Shannon Beach, Emily Dunn, Rebecca Gilliland, Alex Green, Olivia Hallett, Paul Keating, Tim Phelps, Denise Pitter, Emma Kayte Saunders, Mark Turnbull, James Wolsetenholme.

Creative Team

Director    :    Adam Lenson
Set and Costume Design    :    Suzi Lombardelli
Musical Supervisor    :    Richard Bates
Choreography    :    Claira Vaughan
Lighting    :    Aaron J. Dootson
Book    :    Neil Simon
Music    :    Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics    :    David Zippel


"Making the ordinary, extraordinary, because life is not a dress rehearsal.”

- Ilai Szpiezak