Lady Tabouli

By James Elazzi

9 — 18 Jan 2020

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Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and Sydney Festival present Lady Tabouli

Unapologetic, piercing and bittersweet… we all have families and we all have secrets.

Lady Tabouli is James Elazzi‘s unflinching clash of cultures and a searing look at how expectations can eat away at us until we decide to change the rules.

It’s the day of his nephew’s baptism and Danny is godfather. Living back home with his religious Lebanese mother, he’s thrown into the maelstrom of preparations and high emotions: God forbid this christening comes second to the Boustanis’! The family can’t afford to lose face, especially with Danny recently and mysteriously calling off his engagement. But secrets will out, and amidst the sugared almonds and balloon deliveries, Danny discovers the true colours of those to whom he’s closest. Where do you turn when the people you love refuse to accept the truth?

Lady Tabouli was developed with the support of Green Door Theatre Company, Apocalypse Theatre, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and through Playwriting Australia’s National Script Workshop.

Join us on Tuesday 14 January for a Post show panel  after the performance of Lady Tabouli with playwright, James Elazzi, Director Dino Dimitriadis and actor Antony Mahklouf, hosted by Patrick Abboud.

Please be advised:
Course Language
Smoke Haze

Download the program

Opening night images

Thursday 9 January 7:45pm PREVIEW
Friday 10 January 7:45pm PREVIEW
Saturday 11 January 7:45pm OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday 14 January 7:45pm plus Post show panel with playwright and director
Wednesday 15 January 7:45pm
Thursday 16 January 7:45pm Audio Described – If you require Audio Description for the dedicated Audio Described performance please call Box Office on 8839 3399
Friday 17 January 7:45pm
Saturday 18 January 2:30pm plus post performance Q & A
Saturday 18 January 7:45pm



Cast and Creatives

James Elazzi

Dino Dimitriadis

Creative Futures (Assistant Director)
Bernadette Fam


Antony Makhlouf
Deborah Galanos
Johnny Nasser
Nisrine Amine

Special thank you to Bernadette Kazzi

Production Designer
Jonathan Hindmarsh

Lighting Designer
Benjamin Brockman

Sound Designer
Ben Pierpoint

Hilary Bell

Stage Manager
Hannah Crane