CANCELLED PERFORMANCES – Wednesday 13 at 8pm, Friday 15 at 8pm, Saturday 16 at 2:30pm.
Unfortunately, due to a cast injury, tonight’s performance of Queen Fatima has been cancelled
If you have purchased online or by phone, our Box Office will automatically arrange a refund. We will refund the amount directly back onto the credit card that you have paid with. This will appear in your statement within the next 5-10 business days.
If you have purchased tickets via the Box Office in person over the counter, please contact our Box Office team on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au so that we can arrange a refund.
We are hoping that a future remounted season may be possible, and that there will be an opportunity for you and other theatre goers to attend Queen Fatima on that occasion.
We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to see you at Riverside Theatres soon.
Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta in association with Sydney Festival presents
By James Elazzi
Directed by Paige Rattray
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 premier 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.
Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more at $55 each, email email@example.com or call 8839 3399.
Please note: This performance may contain smoke haze, strobe lighting, loud noises, course language and adult content and is suitable for people 15+.
Please be advised that there is a lockout for this performance and all latecomers will be allowed into the performance at the first suitable moment.
Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: reduced audience capacity; social distancing; mandatory masks; Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces; and dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals.
Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.
It is also important that if you are unwell you stay home, we have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through your exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Thank you for keeping our community safe.
Playwright James Elazzi
Director Paige Rattray
Set and Costume Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Sound Designer David Muratore