Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy, Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    28 Mar- 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    75 minutes, no interval

  • WARNINGS /

    Haze, occasional coarse language, drug references, political, religious and racial themes, strong sexual references, implied violence

Comedy Festival at the Coopers Malthouse

Romeo is not the Only Fruit

28 Mar- 8 Apr 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy, Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    28 Mar- 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    75 minutes, no interval

  • WARNINGS /

    Haze, occasional coarse language, drug references, political, religious and racial themes, strong sexual references, implied violence

A musical romp better than the best mod-rom-com, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit takes the star-crossed lovers audiences know and love, and makes them better as star-crossed lesbians.

Featuring an original score, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit stars a Chorus of Incompetent Dead Lesbians trying to stop Juliet and Darcy from becoming their new favourite, dead, girl-on-girl romance.

With playwright Jean Tong hailed by reviewers as following in the self-made funny-lesbian-canon-legend footsteps of Hannah Gadsby, Zoe Coombs Marr, Margaret Cho and literally every other lesbian comedian who has ever briefly touched fame before, you know when you go to this show that you can sleep easy having supported just one more fomo-homo.

Brilliantly backed by a genre-bending pop composition (Sailor Take Warning) and set to Jean Tong’s sharp, witty lyrics (Melbourne Theatre Company, Emerging Writers' Festival), Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit is a tongue-in-cheek disruption of mainstream media’s inadequate representation of queer women.

Drawing from a rich tapestry of intertextual references, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit dissects queer and straight rom-com tropes, features lesbians galore, a spicy score and an even spicier ending.

It’s the irreverent, laugh-out-loud lesbian musical you and your straight friend deserve.

★★★★ Riotous but tender...a preview of the future of Australian comedy

—The Age

★★★★½ possibly the most fun musical theatre show of 2017

—ArtsHub

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY/ Jean Tong
PRODUCERS / The Furies, Jean Tong & Stephanie-Bowie Liew
COMPOSITION & SOUND / James Gales
CAST / Sasha Chong, Nisha Joseph, Margot Tanjutco, Pallavi Waghmode and Louisa Wall

SET & COSTUME / James Lew
LIGHTING DESIGN / Rachel Lee
STAGE MANAGER / Christa Jonathan