Queen Fatima

By James Elazzi

7 — 16 Jan 2021

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Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta in association with Sydney Festival presents QUEEN FATIMA by James Elazzi

Fast approaching 31, Fatima is feeling the pressure from her bakery owning family to get married and have children. Her boyfriend, Karim, wants their relationship to remain secret. His high-flying, lawyer parents definitely wouldn’t approve of the match. In an effort to prove to Karim and his family she is worthy of his love, Fatima comes up with a plan to win Queen Lebanon Australia. Moonia, the pageant organiser, accepts Fatima because this year she wants a ‘diverse group of girls’ and Fatima is unlike anything the competition has seen before.

With the help of her 74 year-old best friend Gada and her coffee cup readings, Fatima goes through a transformation that not even she expected.

A world premiere season at Riverside, Queen Fatima  is a heart-warming new comedy that flips stereotypes, revealing the paradigm shifting potential of ‘diversity quotas’,

Queen Fatima was developed through Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta, with support from the Australia Council’s Resilience Fund and Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft program.

Thursday 7 January 2021 at 8pm (Preview)
Friday 8 January 2021 at 8pm (Preview)
Saturday 9 January 2021 at 8pm (Opening Night)
Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 8pm
Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 8pm
Thursday 14 January 2021 at 8pm
Friday 15 January 2021 at 8pm
Saturday 16 January 2021 at 2:30pm & 8pm (Closing Night)


Cast and Creatives

By James Elazzi
Directed by Paige Rattray

Cast announced soon