Literary Estate of Alex Buzo

pioneering Australian playwright and author

“this is an incredible play: engrossing and exhausting and confronting.”
(Australian Stage Online)

Alex Buzo’s 1968 watershed Australian play ‘Norm and Ahmed’ is currently on the NSW HSC Drama Course Prescriptions 2019-2024 in the topic: 'Dramatic Traditions in Australia', in the core component 'Australian Drama and Theatre'. It was recently filmed by Australian Theatre Live and will be available online in 2022.

A selection of print/audio resources on 'Norm and Ahmed' for students and teachers can be found here.

ABOVE: clip from The Alex Buzo Company’s production of NORM AND AHMED Directed by Aarne Neeme with Laurence Coy & Craig Meneaud

Above: Channel 7 news report on NORM AND AHMED and its special place in Australia's cultural history.

ABOVE: footage from an ABC TV 'Talking Heads' episode on Graeme Blundell who produced Norm and Ahmed in 1970 including footage of the play being done for a magistrate and his court.

The links below may also be of interest:

Workshops available
Actor, Director and Educator Laurence Coy (a.k.a. the ‘definitive Norm’) has a long association with the play and is able to share his insights in a practical and entertaining context. To enquire about HSC Drama workshops, email: [email protected]