A Migrant's Son

Direct from a sell-out Adelaide Cabaret Festival season, A Migrant's Son explores one of the most colourful times in Australian history, the arrival of the Greeks! Brought to life through original compositions, a live band and The Indie Mix Pop Choir led by Carol Young, this unique and touching account is both hard-hitting and hilarious.

Written and performed by award winning cabaret artist Michaela Burger (Exposing Edith), the show follows the story of a poor migrant, who defied all odds and rose above adversity. From deliveries for the family bakery at age seven to opal mines in Coober Pedy, he is an unstoppable force who is willing to sacrifice everything for family.
"A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories and pulls at your heart-strings...Burger's voice can stir your deepest and darkest emotions whilst enchanting your aural sensibilities." - Stage Whispers
"[In] her strikingly original show [Burger] stakes a credible claim to be one of Australia’s leading voices not only in cabaret, but much further afield." - The Advertiser  
Shows on 13 and 14 February will be at Burt Hall at Cathedral Square.
Shows on 15 and 16 February will be at St George's Cathedral at Cathedral Square.

Warning: (strobe lighting/nudity etc) Some course language
Written and performed by: Michaela Burger
Directed by: Jane Packham
Produced by: Saint G. Theatre and Michaela Burger
Performer’s names: Michaela Burger, Carol Young [MD/piano/accordion].

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    Event Showings

    13 to 16 February, 8pm

    Duration of show: 80 minutes

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    Ticketed event

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    Cathedral Square

    Cnr St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street

    Perth 6000 WA WA

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    Wheelchair Access