Green door theatre company in association with apocalypse theatre company
Lady Tabouli follows the story of Danny, a young Lebanese man, who is torn between being true to himself and what society expects of him. He is Lebanese Australian and has been taught that the man is a masculine figure in the home and within his community- anything that strays from that is taboo and unacceptable. But he has gotten to the point where he is unhappy, that something is missing. He finally taps into his ‘hidden voice’ via his ‘angel’, a voice that he has always repressed.
Following this, he leaves his fiancé at their engagement party and vows to follows his heart. He explores Drag and allows himself to accept this side of himself. He finally feels free. Drag, he has discovered, works as his armour and allows his escape.
Lady Tabouli also follows his mother Dana ’s journey to Australia from Lebanon, as she too, has had her fair share of heartache, finally learning the parallels between her and her son.
Claire, Danny’s sister is torn between religion and her family and this not only puts a strain on her relationship with her brother, but it also asks the question, as what point do we put religion over family?
Lady Tabouli is an unapologetic, flamboyant, heartbreaking battlecry that needs to be heard.