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30 January–2 February 2019

Float like a butterfly, sing ‘til I’m free…

Returning to his home turf after a triumphant sold-out run at Griffin’s inaugural Batch Festival, rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings us his electrifying show, Since Ali Died. Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, Musa dives into a furious torrent of poetry, story and song, confronting everything from suburban violence to lost love to his Malaysian heritage and the dark realities of growing up as a brown-skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan. Award-winning director Anthea Williams is once more at the helm of this livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre.

“The show unfurls like the river imagery in Musa’s evocative script: borne on a central, unstoppable current, fluid and fluent in a style of its own making.” ★★★★ Time Out

“Omar Musa writes hard, beautiful poems about things that are true.” Kate Tempest

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Synopsis

30 January–2 February 2019

Float like a butterfly, sing ‘til I’m free…

Returning to his home turf after a triumphant sold-out run at Griffin’s inaugural Batch Festival, rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings us his electrifying show, Since Ali Died.

Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, Musa dives into a furious torrent of poetry, story and song, confronting everything from suburban violence to lost love to his Malaysian heritage and the dark realities of growing up as a brown-skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan.

Award-winning director Anthea Williams is once more at the helm of this livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre.

“The show unfurls like the river imagery in Musa’s evocative script: borne on a central, unstoppable current, fluid and fluent in a style of its own making.” ★★★★ Time Out

“Omar Musa writes hard, beautiful poems about things that are true.” Kate Tempest

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Dates

Wednesday 30 January, 8pm

Thursday 31 January, 8pm

Friday 1 February, 8pm

Saturday 2 February, 8pm

 

Credits

CREATIVE TEAM

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Omar Musa

DIRECTOR: Anthea Williams

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Griffin Theatre Company

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 60 minutes, no interval. Please note there is a lockout. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

WARNINGS:
This show contains obscene language and may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This show is suitable for children.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
Group tickets are not available online.
To make a group booking, please phone
(02) 6275 2700 during business hours or
email groups@canberratheatrecentre.com.au

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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