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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This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

Limelight
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

Time Out Sydney

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), 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. 


 

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Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Auslan Interpreted

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

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, before the 2pm performance
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 5 March at 2pm
Artwork for Euan Doidge

Euan Doidge

Roy / Mark / Pete / Bobby Jeremy

Artwork for Emily Havea

Emily Havea

Joan

Lucy Maunder

Lucy Maunder

Alison

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Adam Murphy

Bruce Bechdel

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant

Director

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Clemence Williams

Associate Director

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Mathew Frank

Musical Director

Artwork for Andrew Hallsworth

Andrew Hallsworth

Choreographer

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Alicia Clements

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Artwork for Nick Walker

Nick Walker

Sound Designer

Artwork for Isabel Hudson

Isabel Hudson

Associate Designer

Playhouse

100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne , Victoria 3004