JALI | BREC

PERTH FESTIVAL TOURING WA

JALI

Run Time 60 mins
Ticket Prices Adult $32.50 + BF | Concession $27.50 + BF | Under 18 $20.00 + BF
Family 2A/2C $89.00 + BF | Group 6+ $29.25 + BF | Student $15.00+ BF
Presented By BREC + Perth Festival Touring WA

Q&A – 20 min Q&A to be held 5 mins after the end of the March 9, 2022 11:30 am show.

AGE  13+

WARNING  Contains haze and smoke effects and references to violence.

TOURING WA is made possible through the support of Minderoo Foundation

View Sessions
Tuesday
08 March 2022
6:30 pm
Wednesday
09 March 2022
11:30 am
View Sessions

A refugee story told by a charismatic comedian and performer

JALI: noun: a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet, or musician.

Oliver Twist: a charismatic comedian and performer refusing to be defined by his turbulent past.

In this one-person show that is as delicately told as it is captivating, Oliver uses his exceptional storytelling abilities to reflect on his time as a refugee and to unpack what his life looks like now.

After fleeing the Rwandan civil war at the age of four, Oliver spent his childhood in Malawi, first in a refugee camp, and later in the city where his mother and father started a small convenience store. After acceptance into the Australian government’s refugee intake, the family arrived in Ipswich in 2014 to begin a new life.

Using personal anecdotes, drama and humour as a powerful antidote to trauma JALI is a vibrant and emotional journey that patiently proves there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Full of life, warmth, and vitality… This is why we came back to the theatre.’
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

A natural performer with innate comic timing and enormous charm.’
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

Credits

DIRECTOR – Oliver Twist
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Leila Maraun
LIGHTING & SET DESIGNER – Morgan Moroney
STAGE MANAGER – Khym Scott
IMAGE CREDIT – Kiera Chevell

Tickets & Venue Info

  PERTH FESTIVAL TICKETS Experience Perth Festival Touring WA Shows at BREC with a Festival Pass!
  BREC ACCESS  limited BREC Access tickets available

$10 OPEN – I need a good night out but I’m still feeling the COVID pinch
$20 ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$40 UNLOCK – I love a good night out and am happy to help
$60 FLING – I want to fling the door open and be a BREC champion
If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272. Our Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272. Our Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

  BREC is required to maintain a mandatory contact register for all patrons over the age of 16 attending the Centre. You can scan the QR code or fill in the physical form upon arrival.

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar. The Centre has increased hygiene measures and will observe required COVID restrictions.

Oliver Twist

Rwandan-born Aussie Oliver Twist is a comic, playwright and actor who makes his own opportunities after a childhood watching his parents do the same.

After fleeing the Rwandan civil war at the age of four, Oliver spent his childhood in Malawi, first in a refugee camp, and later in the city where his mother and father started a small convenience store. After acceptance into the Australian government’s refugee intake, the family arrived in Ipswich in 2014 to begin a new life.

Then 18, Oliver already knew he was funny, and now he was in a country where comedy clubs and open mic sessions allowed him to prove it. He started taking the stage in Queensland, becoming a regular at the Sit Down Comedy Club in Brisbane and Based Comedy on the Gold Coast.

In 2017 he entered the RAW Comedy competition, and made it to the national finals in Melbourne. That was the year he decided to make the move to Sydney, and to begin telling stories in a new way. Within a week of his arrival he had written the one-man play JALI (meaning historian or storyteller), telling the tale of his family’s journey.

As a comic, Oliver has been chosen as support for the likes of Kevin Hart, Wil Anderson, Tiffany Haddish and Becky Lucas. He’s a regular at the Sydney Comedy Store and has performed on the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala and on the festival’s roadshow. Most recently, Oliver had a sell-out series of his new show, Griot, at Darwin Festival.

PERTH FESTIVAL TOURING WA

Perth Festival is taking the festival out of the city and around the state with the Touring WA program.

Bunbury audiences will have the chance to experience some of the Perth Festival magic with a theatre, chamber music and dance theatre work hitting the road.

Perth Festival are hoping to extend the Touring WA program in future years, bringing the Festival to you!

This project is made possible through the support of Minderoo Foundation

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