Fun Home

Musical theatre that knows no boundaries
Melbourne Theatre Company/Sydney Theatre Company
by
ABR Arts 04 May 2021

Fun Home

Musical theatre that knows no boundaries
Melbourne Theatre Company/Sydney Theatre Company
by
ABR Arts 04 May 2021
Lucy Maunder and Adam Murphy in Fun Home (photograph by Prudence Upton)
Lucy Maunder and Adam Murphy in Fun Home (photograph by Prudence Upton)

Fun Home is not your average musical. Based on Alison Bechdel’s hugely influential 2006 graphic novel of the same name – which contrasts her coming out as a lesbian with her gay father’s closeted, unhappy, and ultimately self-destructive life – Hello, Dolly! it ain’t. But in the clear-eyed, compassionate, and understanding hands of playwright Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori, it became a multi-award-winning, much-performed success.

Comment (1)

  • The review should be amended to reflect the fact that Fun Home is a joint production between Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company. The Australian premiere was originally programmed for the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, in 2020. Due to the pandemic, it was rescheduled and will now be playing in Melbourne in early 2022.
    Posted by William Wallace
    12 May 2021

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