Son of

By James Elazzi
Directed by Anna Jahjah

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates New Dates TBC

Due to the NSW Government’s COVID restrictions, Belvoir has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the upcoming season of 25A’s Son of Byblos until we are certain we can open the doors again. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause but keep a lookout for new dates to be released.

If you are a ticket holder, we have moved your tickets to a credit on your account, ready to book new tickets when new dates are announced. Should you prefer to receive a refund, please email us and we will organise this for you.

Stay safe, we hope to be seeing you soon for a COVID-safe Son of Byblos!


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.

Presented by Brave New Word Theatre Company.


Producers Luke Holmes and Joy Minter
Assistant Director Antony Makhlouf
Set and Costume Olivia Auday
Lighting Designer Sophie Pekbilimli
Stage Manager Charlotte Breene
Marketing Margaret Thanos


Violette Ayad
Kate Bookallil
Simon Elrahi
Deborah Galanos
Mansoor Noor

  • What is 25A?

    This show is part of 25A.

    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.

  • Running Time and Content Warnings

    Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

    Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

    Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

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