Fun Home

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Music by Jeanine Tesori. 
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron.
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

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.

Use the promo code FUNSUMMA to access pre-sale tickets to select performances. Pre-sale valid from midday 22 November until midday 2 December, or until allocation exhausted.

★★★★★
"Fun Home reaches out a communal hand in love and forgiveness. Don’t miss the chance to take it."
— ArtsHub
★★★★
"Think you know musicals? This brilliant show breaks all the rules."
— Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★
"In a year of fine musicals ... this is a stand-out."
— Audrey Journal
★★★★
"This gorgeous Australian premiere, under the direction Dean Bryant, is a production infused with the sweeping emotion of its source material."
— The Guardian
★★★★
"It is every bit the spectacular, life-affirming and tragic masterpiece that critics in New York and London have raved about."
— Time Out
★★★★
"It’s not often that the Australian premiere of a production is bigger than Broadway, but in the case of Fun Home that is exactly the case."
— Stage Whispers

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Auslan Interpreted
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Dates & Times

PREVIEW Mon 7-Wed 9 Feb 7:30pm
WHEN 7 Feb-5 Mar | Mon-Tue 6:30pm | Wed 1pm & 7:30pm | Thu-Fri 7:30pm | Sat 2pm & 7:30pm
DURATION 1hr 40m with no interval

Location

Arts Centre Melbourne - Playhouse

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

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Train

Flinders Street

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Any Swanston St tram to stop 14
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