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Queen Fatima | Sydney Festival
Pressured to be married with children, 30-year-old Fatima seeks glory at the Queen Lebanon Australia pageant to gain the respect of her boyfriend’s high-flying lawyer parents. But how can a baker’s daughter transform herself to prove she is worthy of his love?
With the help of her 74-year-old best friend Gada, Fatima shows that narrow-minded ideals about diversity, looks and valuing each other, are no match for her stereotype-busting plans.
Queen Fatima is a heartfelt comedy about celebrating our differences, from acclaimed writer James Elazzi (Lady Tabouli, Sydney Festival). Directed by Paige Rattray, Fatima is part of True West, the National Theatre of Parramatta’s independent theatre season celebrating contemporary voices and talents from Sydney’s west.
Queen Fatima is a part of Riverside's National Theatre of Parramatta's True West.
Runtime: 85 mins