After a sellout season at Midsumma 2018, the queer homage to everyone’s favourite Nonna is back – in the heart of Little Italy.
La Nonna is a drag cabaret cum Italian cucina extravaganza about the relationship between Nonna and her nipote. Like a bowl of Nonna’s delicious Sicilian pasta, it’s salty, satiating and a hot mess.
Set in Nonna’s kitchen, where strong women are always in charge and eating is non-negotiable, La Nonna is a joyous and unruly exploration of the Italian migrant past, a forgotten herstory and a musical tribute to a woman who never asked for one.
A love letter from a queer grandson to his Italian Nonna – and to all exceptional, strong women – La Nonna is dedicated to our cherished elders, especially those with an unapologetic, flamboyant feminine energy. That energy has often been seen as less. Here, in Nonna's kitchen, it is always more.
Join Nonna and her nipote as they navigate continents and identities, reveling in food, family and culture, the power of the feminine and the queer, all while getting down to the bangers of Italy’s greatest divas: Arena, Imbruglia and Grande.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes, including Domestic Violence
"We can only hope that she will return with another course of gluten-laced love in the near future." - Australian Arts Review