Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is the biggest and brightest new show to take Broadway by storm. Based on Alison Bechdel’sNew York Timesbest-selling graphic novel, this taboo-busting musical dives deep into Alison’s past to tell the true story of growing up with a brilliant but volatile father, whose temperament and secrets defined her life.
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.
Legend of screen and stageLisa McCune (The King and I) returns to MTC for this new all-Australian production, joining a remarkable ensemble includingRyan Gonzalez (Jersey Boys), Maggie McKenna (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical),Lucy Maunder (Ladies in Black),Adam Murphy (Shakespeare in Love) andChloé Zuel (West Side Story) for this refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, directed byDean Bryant (Sweet Charity).
A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company