Fangirls find new direction

Emma Lastrina and Laura Davis have created a play about their obsession with One Direction.

By Ewen McRae

The teenage fanaticism of two Melton girls with boy band One Direction is set to hit the stage next month.

Emma Lastrina and Laura Davis will have their first play One Life, One Love, One Direction showing at The Butterfly Club for three nights in October, and Ms Lastrina said a little piece of her would be on show.

“It was such a huge community, the One Direction fans, and the fangirls made it,” she said.

“All my friends I made from liking One Direction, camping out at ticket booths, travelling to … see the group, so it was a real phenomenon.”

The comedy play tells the story of Harrietta, a teenage girl in 2062 who travels back in time to learn how to be an ultimate fan girl from her grandmother, an old school One Direction fanatic.

“The more I wrote the show the more I thought it was giving license to these women in every generation that have been fangirls,” Ms Lastrina said. “Whether it’s Beatlemania, or One Direction, or future bands, we’re a community and we stand together in that way.”

The show will run on October 17, 18 and 19. Tickets