Fun Home

7 Feb — 5 Mar 2022

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

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.

Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no interval

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Event Passed
This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

‘A superb night in the theatre’

Australian Book Review
This is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

'Musical theatre of extraordinary calibre and emotional range, performed by an equally extraordinary cast.'

The Age
This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

‘A beautiful, sensitive, insightful, innovative and heart-breaking musical.’

This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

‘Every bit the spectacular, lifeaffirming and tragic masterpiece.’

Time Out Sydney


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. 


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  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

  • Auslan Interpreted

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Auslan Interpreted
by Auslan Stage Left
Tuesday 22 February at 6.30pm
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 26 February at 2pm
Tuesday 1 March at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour
by Vision Australia
Saturday 26 February, 2pm (Tactile tour commences at 12.30pm)
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 5 March at 2pm
Artwork for Euan Fistrovic Doidge

Euan Fistrovic Doidge

Roy / Mark / Pete / Bobby Jeremy

Artwork for Emily Havea

Emily Havea



Adam Murphy

Bruce Bechdel

Lucy Maunder

Lucy Maunder


Artwork for Silvie Paladino

Silvie Paladino

Helen Bechdel

Artwork for Ursula Searle

Ursula Searle

Medium Alison

Artwork for Jai D’Alessandro

Jai D’Alessandro

Christian Bechdel

Artwork for Flora Feldman

Flora Feldman

Small Alison

Artwork for Jasper Hall

Jasper Hall

John Bechdel

Artwork for Sophie Isaac

Sophie Isaac

Small Alison

Artwork for Teja Kingi

Teja Kingi

Small Alison

Artwork for Luka Sero

Luka Sero

John Bechdel

Artwork for Sebastian Sero

Sebastian Sero

John Bechdel

Artwork for Edgar Stirling

Edgar Stirling

Christian Bechdel

Artwork for Aidan Synan

Aidan Synan

Christian Bechdel

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant



Clemence Williams

Associate Director


Mathew Frank

Musical Director

Artwork for Andrew Hallsworth

Andrew Hallsworth



Alicia Clements

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Artwork for Nick Walker

Nick Walker

Sound Designer

Artwork for Amy Hume

Amy Hume

Voice & Dialect Coach

Amy Hume is a voice and dialect coach for theatre and screen, and Lecturer in Voice at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Recent theatre credits include Cyrano, The Sound Inside, Fun Home (Melbourne Theatre Company); Blue, Blessed Union, Jungle and the Sea (Belvoir), An American in Paris (Australian Ballet and GBS); Six the Musical Australia, Billy Elliot Australia (LWAA); White Pearl (Sydney Theatre Company); Merrily We Roll Along (Hayes) and Fangirls (Queensland Theatre/Belvoir). Recent coaching for screen includes Bad Behaviour (Stan); New Gold Mountain (SBS); and The Secrets She Keeps (Ten). Amy previously taught BFA Acting and MFA Voice students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) from 2015 to 2019. She is a Designated Linklater Teacher and currently serves on the Board of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the international organisation for voice and dialect practitioners.

Current as of March 2023.

Artwork for Isabel Hudson

Isabel Hudson

Associate Designer

Artwork for Samuel Ainslie

Samuel Ainslie


Artwork for Tom Doublier

Tom Doublier

Drums / Percussion

Artwork for Fiona Furphy

Fiona Furphy


Artwork for Ryan Lynch

Ryan Lynch


Artwork for Oliver Powell

Oliver Powell


Artwork for Lynette Rayner

Lynette Rayner

Violin / Viola


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