Sami in Paradise


Based on The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman
Adapted by Eamon Flack & the company Director Eamon Flack


Sami’s lived in the camp so long he can barely remember his real home. He’s a bit of a dreamer, a bit of a clown. One night he wakes up at the end of his tether. There’s gotta be more to life than this. He stakes his dignity on learning the tuba, little knowing he’s set off down the path to his own funeral party…

Belvoir’s Artistic Director Eamon Flack brings all his trademark inventiveness and humour to this free-wheeling show, together with an ensemble cast of Belvoir favourites and fresh new talent and starring the astonishing Yalin Ozucelik. This is a mad-cap celebration of LIFE and the uncrushable desire to live it.

Looney Tunes meets Hamlet in a refugee camp – welcome to Sami in Paradise.

Supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation

Paula Arundell
Fayssal Bazzi
Nancy Denis
Charlie Garber
Victoria Haralabidou
Marta Kaczmarek
Mandela Mathia
Arky Michael
Yalin Ozucelik
Hazem Shammas
Vaishnavi Suryaprakash

Percussion Mahan Ghobadi
Strings Hamed Sadeghi

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Belvoir Street Theatre @ 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills


Full Price $77. Seniors*/Groups (10 or more) $67. Concession $54. Previews $40. Student Saver $37


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