Fun Home

15 July — 15 August 2020

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

The biggest and brightest new show to take Broadway by storm, five-time Tony Award winning musical, Fun Home makes its Australian premiere.

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Winner of Best Musical

2015 Tony Awards

ABOUT THE SHOW

Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is the biggest and brightest new show to take Broadway by storm. Based on Alison Bechdel’s New York Times best-selling graphic novel, this taboo-busting musical dives deep into Alison’s past to tell the true story of growing up with a brilliant but volatile father, whose temperament and secrets defined her life.

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.

Legend of screen and stage Lisa McCune (The King and I) returns to MTC for this new all-Australian production, joining a remarkable ensemble including Ryan Gonzalez (Jersey Boys), Maggie McKenna (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical), Lucy Maunder (Ladies in Black), Adam Murphy (Shakespeare in Love) and Chloé Zuel (West Side Story) for this refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, directed by Dean Bryant (Sweet Charity).

 

A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company

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Listen to the Original Broadway Cast recording 




Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 25 July at 2pm
Tuesday 28 July at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour
by Vision Australia
Commences at 1pm, prior to the 2pm performance on Saturday 25 July
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 1 August at 2pm
Ryan Gonzalez

Ryan Gonzalez

Roy / Mark / Pete / Bobby / Jeremy

Lucy Maunder

Lucy Maunder

Alison

Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune

Helen Bechdel

Artwork for Maggie McKenna

Maggie McKenna

Medium Alison

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Adam Murphy

Bruce Bechdel

Artwork for Chloé Zuel

Chloé Zuel

Joan

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant

Director

Artwork for Lucy Bermingham

Lucy Bermingham

Musical Director

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Alicia Clements

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

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Leith McPherson

Voice & Dialect Coach

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Clemence Williams

Associate Director

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