Date(s) - 5 Mar 2022
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Playhouse, The Arts Centre
Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, 5 March 2022
ABOUT THE SHOW
Based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic novel about growing up and coming out, this groundbreaking multi-Tony Award-winning musical arrives in Melbourne following its acclaimed Sydney season. Directed by Dean Bryant (Torch the Place) and featuring a stellar cast that includes Lucy Maunder (Ladies in Black) and Silvie Paladino (Mamma Mia!), Fun Home promises to make you laugh, cry and love until your heart is full.
Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist – it’s her job to fit stories into boxes; but her own life story sings outside the box. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing games in the family’s funeral home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.
After wowing Broadway audiences and picking up multiple Best Musical awards, Fun Home has been staged to rapturous responses around the world. Co-produced with Sydney Theatre Company, this Australian premiere production features a remarkable ensemble including Euan Fistrovic Doidge (Pippin), Emily Havea (Wentworth), Adam Murphy (Shakespeare in Love) and more. A refreshingly honest, wholly original show about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is the must-see musical of the year.