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The Furies & Jean Tong

Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit

The Furies & Jean Tong

Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit

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 to follow in self-made funny lesbian canon legends Hannah Gadsby, Zoe Coombs Marr, Margaret Cho and literally every other lesbian comedian who has ever briefly touched fame before’s footsteps, 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, Union House Theatre), 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 is the irreverent, laugh-out-loud lesbian musical you and your straight friend deserve.

'A preview of the future of Australian comedy... bloody good fun. ★★★★' The Age

 'Possibly the most fun musical theatre show [of 2017]. ★★★★½' ArtsHub

Playwright, Director & Lyricist Jean Tong
Producers The Furies, Jean Tong & Stephanie-Bowie Liew
Composer & Sound Designer James Gales 
Stage & Production Manager Christa Jonathan
Set & Costume Designer James Lew
Lighting Designer Rachel Lee
Choreographer Laura Frew
Performers Sasha Chong, Nisha Joseph, Margot Tanjutco, Pallavi Waghmode and Louisa Wall
Production Assistant Miguel Lontoc

Relaxed Performance Wednesday 4 April. See our accessibility page for more information on relaxed performances.


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