A Migrant’s Son – On Demand

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A Migrant’s Son – On Demand

Venue Online
Dates 21 August - 05 September 2021
Category Riverside Theatres Digital - On Demand

Riverside Theatres Digital presents
A Critical Stages Touring & Michaela Burger Production
Created & Performed by Michaela Burger

Igniting memories of a story that millions of Australians can relate to, Michaela Burger pays tribute to her Greek migrant family and hard-working, fun loving larrikin father Luke who defied all odds.

From early morning deliveries for the family bakery at age seven, down opal mines in Coober Pedy at age sixteen and opening a chain of discount supermarkets in Adelaide, Luke’s road was not one for the faint-hearted.

Premiering to a sell-out Adelaide Cabaret Festival season, nominated for a Helpmann Academy Award and winner of the inaugural Frank Ford Award at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe, this critically-acclaimed work conveys an incredible true story through original
music written & performed by Burger alongside a local community choir.

You’ll traverse 100 years from Russia to the Australian outback, following the hardship, ingenuity, tragedy and triumph present in all migrants’ stories. Filmed at the Hopgood Theatre in South Australia with a live band, the La La Land Choir, and Michaela’s beautiful original songs, it’s a family story told with heart, music and comic aplomb.

This production contains adult content, occasional coarse language and is suitable for audiences 13+

Book tickets on this page for the on-demand offering on Youtube. If you’re looking for the Online Watch Party offering click here.

How You Can Access
The play will be accessible on-demand into your home. The link will be available from Saturday 21 August at 10am – Sunday 5 September 2021 at 10pm only, on YouTube. This show is a streamed experience, and will not be available to view online after the event.

You are welcome to share and watch the performance as a group or couple. But if you are going to share the online version with your family or a group in your household, please consider that when purchasing your household ticket.

There is no transaction fee for this performance.

Need Help?
If you’re having issues connecting to our stream, click here to download our Streaming FAQ’s to help you.

 This project has been assisted by Country Arts SA, Creative Victoria, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Promotional photo by Anne-Laurie Marie

“A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories and pulls at your heart-strings…” – Stage Whispers

★★★★★“Burger is extraordinary. A singer who can act and an actor who can elevate an audience out of itself into the middle of the story she is conveying” – Glam Adelaide

“emotionally powered narrative…one the most passionate and heartfelt I’ve seen in any cabaret show” – Arts Review

★★★★★ “achingly beautiful” – The Upside News

“strikingly original…one of Australia’s leading voices” – The Advertiser

“It is the story that millions of Australians could relate [to]” – Australian Stage

Writer and Composer: Michaela Burger
Director: Jane Packham
Musical Director and Choral Arrangements: Carol Young
Music Producer/Arranger: Dave Higgins
Dramaturgs: Sally Hardy & Elena Carapetis
Song Development: Jethro Woodward
Costumes: Artemis Sidiropoulou
Lighting Design: Tom Bayford


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Ticket Prices

Riverside Members: Individual $12.50
Non-Members: Individual $15
Household Group $18