Ellie, Abbie & Ellie’s Dead Aunt explores sexuality and school formals, with just a touch of magic.

Starring Margi De Ferranti and directed and written by Monica Zanetti, some of Sydney’s most promising local performers will come together for this charming and unconventional comedy.


With an all-female cast, the play looks to put a new spin on the romantic comedy genre. Inspired by a lack of rom-com narratives surrounding lesbian relationships, Ellie, Abbie & Ellie’s Dead Aunt is Zanetti’s attempt to close that gap. Focusing on a high school student who wants nothing more than to ask a girl to her formal, young Ellie tackles the uneasiness of first love and disapproval of her family, all with the guidance of her deceased aunt in fairy godmother form.

Ellie, Abbie & Ellie’s Dead Aunt will be performed at The Depot Theatre in Marrickville from Wednesday March 29 to Sunday April 9. 

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