fun home – The court theatre

10 AUGUST – 14 SEPTEMBER

the court theatre, christchurch

After smash-hit seasons on Broadway and in London, Fun Home comes to Christchurch’s The Court Theatre in a soaring, brand-new production this August.

Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, and a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Fun Home  has been hailed as a “beautiful, heartbreaker of a musical” (New York Times) and “one of the best new musicals of our era” (LA Times). 

Fun Home  is a heartfelt story about coming out and coming of age based on Alison Bechdel’s pivotal graphic novel.

After the unexpected death of her father, Alison is forced to confront his secrets that come to light. Shifting between past and present, we meet Alison, a successful graphic novelist; college-age Alison on the cusp of self-discovery; and precocious child Alison, who plays in coffins instead of sandboxes in the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home.

With a score that ranges from exuberant 70s pop to aching melodies and dissonant harmonies of characters longing to be known, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Sandra Roberts Publicity

M + 64 21 525 104     E sandra@skip.co.nz