Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome of Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda.
But their fortunes look set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York.
Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as they do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races.
Glamour puss Shelley is interested in meeting a handsome, and preferably rich, man. Linda, on the other hand, is skint after letting her duplicitous mother back into her life. Pearl spills the beans on her illicit love life to devoted single mother, Jan, who is concerned for her academically ambitious daughter.
As the girls guzzle champagne they come across a variety of characters, from an arrogant TV pundit to a sensitive jockey. They place the odd bet too, and if their luck holds, they could just hit the jackpot.
Ladies’ Day, by Amanda Whittington and directed by John ten Velde, runs from March 29-April 13 at 16th Avenue Theatre in Tauranga. Tickets are available via iTicket at: www.iticket.co.nz/events/2019/mar/ladies-day
The Weekend Sun has one double pass to see Ladies’ Day for one lucky reader.