Fun home (audio described)

Details

Date 26 Feb 2022

Time 14:00 PM

Contact

Arts Centre Melbourne – Playhouse, box office

Address 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, , VIC

Phone 1300 182 183

Overview

Overview

Audio Described: Saturday 26 February at 2pm

Tuesday 1 March at 6.30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne – Playhouse

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Box Office: 1300 182 183

  • Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking
  • Based on the Graphic Novel by: Alison Bechdel
  • Book and Lyrics: Lisa Kron
  • Music by: Jeanine Tesori
  • Director: Dean Bryant
  • Cast includes: Euan Doidge, Emily Havea, Lucy Maunder and Adam Murphy
  • Duration: 1 hours 40 minutes - no interval
  • Content warning: Contains coarse language, mature themes, sexual references and references to suicide.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic novel about growing up and coming out, this ground-breaking 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), 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 that in addition to Maunder also includes Euan 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.

Within a bright yellow rectangle is a blue arch, within with the arch is the outline of a house with the words Fun Home in colourful capital letters. Below the house are five people standing in a row. A teenage girl, a tween boy, a woman, a young girl and an older man.