Looking For Alibrandi (audio described)


Date 05 Nov 2022

Time 14:00 PM


Belvoir - Upstairs Theatre

Address 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills, , NSW

Phone Box Office: 9699 3444



Audio Described Saturday 5 November at 2pm

Belvoir - Upstairs Theatre
25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills

Box Office: 9699 3444

Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking

Novel by: Melina Marchetta

Adaptor: Vidya Rajan

Director: Stephen Nicolazzo

Cast includes: Ashley Lyons, Chanella Macri, Lucia Mastrantone, Hannah Monson, Jennifer Vuletic and Dion Williams

The beloved novel of migration, growing up and Sydney – now a play!

Three generations of women. The Italian-Australian experience. A tale of Sydney. A much-loved modern classic novella, a ground-breaking film, and now at Belvoir, a simply great night out.

It’s the last year of school, and seventeen-year-old Josephine Alibrandi doesn’t know if she’s ready to enter the big world of adults. There’s the world of her aging Nonna, holding on to the values of the old country; there’s the world of her Mum, with care and secrets in equal doses. And there’s another world, beyond her family, beyond being Alibrandi.

But this is the year she gets to know her father. This is the year she falls in love. And this is the year she uncovers the truth – and finds the Alibrandi she has been searching for.

We’re really excited to see how this classic of first and second generation Italian migration plays now. It has a bit of everything – teen romance, coming-of-age, tragi-comedy in a very Australian vein. Also, it’s wonderful to have Stephen Nicolazzo directing for the Belvoir stage – he’ll bring a very Alibrandi flair. - Eamon