A Migrant’s Son – Fringe World

Concert or Performance

13 Feb 2019 to 16 Feb 2019

Direct from a sell-out season at Adelaide Cabaret Festival and premiering in Western Australia for FRINGEWORLD 2019 comes A Migrant’s Son, a true tale exploring one of the most colourful times in Australian history – the migration from Greece to Australia during the 1930s.

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.

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.


Art & Culture


From AU$35.00

Standard – AUD35
Children (12 and under) – AUD30
Family / Group (six or more) – AUD30

Event Times

13 Feb 2019 to 16 Feb 2019

Once Only Event


Upper Burt Hall and Saint George’s Cathedral at Cathedral Square

Corner Cathedral Avenue and Saint Georges Terrace, Perth, 6000

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West Perth, Perth

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COMO The Treasury, Perth, Western Australia

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ibis Perth, Perth, Western Australia

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Mantra on Hay, East Perth, Western Australia

Mantra on Hay

East Perth, Perth

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