My Name is Jimi

5–21 January

A night of music, dance and stories from the Torres Strait Island superstar
Venue
Belvoir St Theatre
25 Belvoir Street
Surry Hills 2010
When

TUE & WED AT 6.30PM
THU & FRI AT 8PM
SAT AT 2PM & 8PM
SUN AT 5PM
PREVIEWS: 5 & 6 JANUARY AT 8PM &
7 JANUARY AT 6.30PM
NO PERFORMANCE 9 JANUARY

Duration
70 mins
Tickets
PREVIEWS: $40
SEASON: $72/49
+ BOOKING FEE

Belvoir
Book Online or 02 9699 3444
Sydney Festival
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Queensland Theatre | Australia

 

The favourite son of the Torres Strait’s Mabuiag Island, Jimi Bani calls back on four generations of his family to take you home for an evening of music, dance and stand-up. Hear stories from a community fighting to protect a unique culture and hold onto what matters in a rapidly changing world.

A speck of an island in the Arafua Sea, Mabuiag is home to just a few hundred people and the charismatic Jimi (best known for his work in Mabo, The Straits and Redfern Now) is its de facto cultural ambassador and champion.

Idyllic though it may seem, Mabuiag Island and its people have been through dark times. Jimi’s funny but unflinching show – with his grandmother, mother, brother and son on stage – addresses those dark times with hope, honesty and humour. Based on a story by Dimple Bani, Jimi Bani and co-created with Jason Klarwein.

"The guardians of thousands of years of Wagadagam history, tradition and culture" Weekend Notes

Hear Jimi Bani speak at Talking Dance – Memoir & Autobiography.

A Queensland Theatre production co-produced with Belvoir.


Make a night of it! Add a Festival Feast at Bishop Sessa for just $55 (+bf) to your ticket purchase. See the full menu here.

Want to read the script and learn more? Head to Australian Plays here.

Photo: David Kelly

An intimate audience with one of Australia’s most charismatic storytellers
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