Little Black Bastard was originally performed at La Mama Courthouse in 2003. Since then, the book has been published and the performance has toured the world to critical acclaim. After becoming a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Noel Tovey returned to perform Little Black Bastard at La Mama Courthouse in 2016. This year, as part of La Mama’s 50th Birthday Celebrations, Noel Tovey, 83, again returns to the same building where he was taken from his parents at five years old and sentenced to Pentridge at seventeen. Don’t miss this celebration of an artistic career spanning seven decades, honouring this elder, mentor to indigenous performers and advocate for the LGBTI community.

Written and performed by Noel Tovey

Directed by Robina Beard

Researcher, Personal Assistant and Stage Manager: Cali Vandyke-Dunleavy

Production Manager: Bec Etchell

Original set design by Richard Roberts

Image by Michael Brogan



MAY 3 – 7


Wed 6.30pm
Thu 6.30pm
Sat 4pm (with Q & A)
Sun 4pm

Approximately 80 minutes


La Mama Courthouse

Tickets Info/

Full $25 Concession $15

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142