A Migrant's Son @ Upper Burt Hall and St George's Cathedral at Cathedral Square


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.

Described by Kate Ceberano as ‘an asset to the cabaret community’, Burger is the recipient of the award for Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, winner 2015 International Cabaret Contest and has been nominated for a Helpmann Academy for Best Cabaret Performer 2016. Burger has also toured extensively with her hit show Exposing Edith (the life and songs of Edith Piaf).


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