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A Migrant's Son

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Direct from a sell-out season at Adelaide Cabaret Festival and premiering in WA for FRINGEWORLD 2019 comes A Migrant's Son, a true cabaret tale exploring one of the most colourful times in Australian history - the migration from Greece to Australia during the 1930’s.

This extraordinary new work conveys incredible historical events that are brought to life through original compositions, creating a unique and touching account that is both hard-hitting and hilarious. Written and performed by award winning cabaret star Michaela Burger (as seen in Exposing Edith at FRINGEWORLD), this is a tale about a man, the son of a poor migrant, who defied all odds and rose above adversity to make Australia his new home.

From early morning deliveries for the family bakery at age seven, down opal mines in Coober Pedy and opening a chain of discount supermarkets, his unrelenting determination to build a successful life is both comical and dramatic; as he pushes through like an unstoppable force and is willing to sacrifice everything for his family.

Featuring traditional instruments, including bouzouki, the show touches deeply on topics of racism, intolerance, judgment and the struggles presented by migration. Spanning nearly 90 years, it presents the audience with deep appreciation of what Australia has offered migrants of past generations and of today.


8.00pm Wednesday, February 13 – 9.20pm Saturday, February 16


Upper Burt Hall and St George’s Cathedral
Cnr Cathedral Avenue & St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia


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