Son of Byblos


Son of

  • 4 – 21 May 2022 Downstairs Theatre
  • 75 minutes (no interval)

Son of

By James Elazzi
Directed by Anna Jahjah

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 4 – 21 May 2022
  • Duration 75 minutes (no interval)
  • Accessibility
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  • Content warning

    Son of Byblos includes the use of herbal cigarettes, coarse language and contains sexual references.

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Adam has everything under control. As each day passes and he knows what to expect: Casual sex when he wants it, his traditional Lebanese parents wrapped around his finger and the only person he can be his true self with, his cousin Claire, always right by his side. He has a grip on everything and is content.

Until Claire suddenly announces her engagement to a man abroad in Lebanon.

With this one decision their truce is shaken, and little by little Adam begins to lose his grip. Sex isn’t getting him high anymore and his parents start asking questions he hasn’t prepared answers to. His private world and cultural expectations finally clash and the lies that used to keep his life together won’t work for him any longer.

WHAT IS 25A? 25A is a Belvoir initiative to support the artists of the future. It has been made by independent and emerging artists. They have produced and marketed it themselves. They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free. Their task is to make a show for less than $1500. Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.


  • Full Price (Adult) $25
  • Previews $20

25A Tickets

Tickets to 25A productions are $25 and Previews are $20. Tickets are available online and at the door.



  • James Elazzi
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    James is an award winning playwright, screenwriter and director. His plays have been nominated in the NSW Premier’s Literary Award three years consecutively, shortlisted twice in the Rodney Seaborne Award, four time award winner in the Sydney Theatre Awards and is a three time Silver Gull Playwriting Award shortlist. Son of Byblos 2022 Belvoir 25. […]

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  • Anna Jahjah
  • Cast

  • Violette Ayad
  • Kate Bookallil
  • Simon Elrahi
  • Deborah Galanos
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    For Belvoir, Deborah was seen in Stop Girl, The Boomkak Panto and 25A’s Son of Byblos. Other theatre credits: Greek Tragedy (Belvoir Company B), Wicked Sisters (Griffin), Lady Tabouli (National Theatre Of Parramatta/Sydney Festival), Gods Of Strangers (State Theatre Company South Australia), The God Committee, Heartbreak Kid (Ensemble), I’m With Her, The Mystery of Love & Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Antigone (Sport For Jove), Metamorphoses (Apocalypse/Old Fitz), Unfinished Works, Homesick (Bontom/Seymour/505), Seagull (Secret House), Dropped (The Goods Theatre Company/Old […]

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  • Mansoor Noor
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    Mansoor’s theatre credits include the following:  Belvoir (Downstairs) Beirut Adrenaline; Apocalypse Theatre/KXT Omar & Dawn; Red Line Productions Just Live!, Belleville, Safety Switch; National Theatre of Parramatta The Comedy of Errors; New Theatre Stupid F**king Bird; bAKEHOUSE/KXT Visiting Hours, The Laden Table; Cross Pollinate/KXT Everybody; Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Daisy Moon Was Born This Way; Freefall Productions White Rabbit Red Rabbit. His feature film credits include The Dog Days of Christmas, The Furnace, […]

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  • Creatives

  • Luke Holmes
  • Joy Minter
  • Charlotte Breene
    Stage Manager
  • Olivia Auday
    Production Design
  • Antony Makhlouf
    Production Design
  • Larry Kelly
    Lighting Designer