La Nonna's Saucy Sauce Day

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Images by Darren Gill

Let’s get saucy!

Extra show added: Saturday 10 February 4pm

Ciao famiglia,

It’s La Nonna, and I need all you beautiful children and grandchildren to come join me for the biggest, queerest, sauciest day of the year - our tomato sauce day!

For those who don’t remember (because you don’t visit Nonna enough!), our ‘sauce day’ is the tradition of our ancestors, it’s the annual ritual of chopping, crushing and bottling the summer's juiciest, most beautiful tomatoes - so we can enjoy them all year round! But your Nonna’s getting older so it’s time you famiglia learnt a thing or two about how to throw a tomato party - be prepared to get your hands dirty!

But it’s not all hard work - this year, Nonna has invited some old friends and some very special guests to make sure you all have a beautiful time, and come back next year! We’ll bring our oldest queer traditions together with our newest, creating an irresistible feast of musica, dance and food for the whole famiglia.

Come share stories with old amici (friends), cugini (cousins), zie (aunties) and bambini (kids), you might even meet some bei ragazzi eh? Bring all la famiglia, because it’s an intergenerational festa, where everyone is welcome, and Nonna is the DJ!

What more could you want, eh?! It will be a bellissima summer festa to remember! An evening of sauce, summer and community celebration. I can’t wait to see you at the beautiful La Mama Theatre, so make sure you RSVP so I know how many tomatoes to bring. I buy wholesale!

Con amore e un bacione (big kiss),
La Nonna xx


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Event & ticketing details

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Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 7-11 Feb | Wed-Fri 7pm | Sat 4pm+7pm | Sun 4pm
DURATION 1hr 30m


OPENING $37.00
FULL $37.00
CONC $27.00
First Nations $12.00
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


La Mama HQ

1/205 Faraday St, Carlton

Get directions


1, 6 to stop 112 (Lygon St/Elgin St) | any Swanston St tram to stop 1 (Melbourne University)


200-207 to Lygon/Elgin St

Event notes


Ages 5+


Premiere, New Work, Melbourne Premiere, Australian Premiere, Award Winning

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