The Tribe single work   drama   - 50 minutes
Adaptation of The Tribe Michael Mohammed Ahmad 2014 selected work novella
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'After seeing its acclaimed debut season at the 2015 Sydney Festival, we were keen to bring Urban Theatre Projects’ The Tribe from the streets of Sydney’s west into our own backyard in Surry Hills. Not figuratively either: it actually is a show for the intimacy of the humble back garden, and that’s where we’ll present it – in an assortment of Surry Hills backyards.

Performed by the inimitable Hazem Shammas (Mother Courage and Her Children, Scorched), this is a story of belonging, told by Bani as a small boy finding his way in a young country by recounting tales of an old country – and at the heart of it all, his love for his grandmother. She’s the core presence in Bani’s life, carrying all the truths of "The Tribe" – a small Muslim sect who fled to Australia from Lebanon. Hazem’s Bani is like a visionary child channelling a Bedouin storyteller – all amongst the Hills Hoists, paling fences, frangipani and jasmine of the Sydney yard. Don’t miss this very special event' (production summary).

Production Details

  • 2016: Performed in various backyards in Surry Hills, Sydney; 19 January - 7 February 2016.

    • Producer Belvoir Theatre and Urban Theatre Projects; Director Janice Muller; Composer Oonagh Sherrard; Designer/Operator Frank Mainoo.

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Works about this Work

Belvoir Goes beyond Garden Variety Theatre Setting Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 January 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of The Tribe Michael Mohammed Ahmad Janice Muller 2016 single work drama
Belvoir Goes beyond Garden Variety Theatre Setting Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 January 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of The Tribe Michael Mohammed Ahmad Janice Muller 2016 single work drama
Last amended 27 Apr 2016 12:29:32
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