Cinema On Demand

Australian Theatre Live:
Norm & Ahmed

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 01 April - 31 December 2023
Category Cinema Screening

Australian Theatre Live

You’re walking home around midnight. It’s dark and the streets are deserted. You’re in a foreign country and your senses are on high alert. Suddenly, from nowhere, a stranger lurches from the shadows. “Got a light?”

Do you stop?

This is the situation that young Pakistani student Ahmed (Rajan Velu) finds himself in when confronted by the unpredictable and ambiguous ‘great white’ Norm (Laurence Coy), in this performance of Alex Buzo’s sharp, entertaining and satirical 1960’s classic, Norm and Ahmed.

Fifty-three years since its premiere in Melbourne, Alex Buzo’s tense two hander remains alarmingly relevant, confronting issues of racism, xenophobia, female politics, cultural difference and assimilation. Now is the perfect time to discover, or rediscover, this iconic and pioneering piece of Australian theatre.

This project has been made possible with the assistance of Create NSW and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

E – Exempt from Classification

There are also the below options available to schools at their request with their booking of Norm & Ahmed:
– Post show Q&A: 31 mins
– Actor / Director interviews: 55 mins
– Short individual interviews (2 actors + Director): 9 mins

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Laurence Coy as Norm
Rajan Velu as Ahmed


Production Director – Aarne Neeme
Associate Director – Terence Clarke
Lighting Designer – Lucia Haddad
Stage Manager & Production Manager – Emma Paterson
Producers – Grant Dodwell, Peter Hiscock & Raj Sidhu
Associate Producers – Lucy Clements & Emma Wright
Publicity – Sean Landis
Photographer – Becky Matthews

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Dates and Times:

Available to book until 31 December 2023


44 minutes

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