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In Between Two

23 - 25 Jul

A mix of music and family history reveals another piece in the puzzle of what it means to be Australian.

By Joel Ma and James Mangohig

Trailblazing artists Joel Ma (TZU’s Joelistics) and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop, but their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics. In their acclaimed theatre show In Between Two, the pair lovingly paint a canvas of growing up half-Asian in contemporary Australia.

Beautifully enhanced by rare home movie footage, family photographs and original live music, In Between Two navigates the rich territory between two cultures, two generations and two musicians reaching their peak. Weaving together stories of mixed-race families, the songs of contemporary Australia, and the politics of belonging, this work is as potent as it is inspiring.

Landing in Wollongong for the very first time, after enthralling audiences at both Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival, this is a show that keeps to the beat of the human heart.

Reviews

  • A thrilling hour of theatre and the best kind of example why a diverse cultural landscape is essential. - The Music
  • ...nothing is more satisfying than stories about people who defied cultural and social conventions to follow their hearts. - Time Out
  • Full of humour and poignancy, the show carries a potent — though brief — message about racism and explores questions about identity in a multi-cultural Australia. - In Daily
  • EVOLUTION of a uniquely Australian form of hip-hop music plays out side-by-side with the struggle to forge a cross-cultural sense of identity through two astonishing, very personal family stories in the multimedia work In Between Two. - Adelaide Advertiser
  • It is the generosity of spirit this work is imbued with that reaches out to us all. - Stage Whispers
  • The end result, which finds a beautiful balance between the personal and the political, the musical and the theatrical, is skilfully crafted and highly engaging. - Arts Hub

Cast & Creative Team

Writers / Composers / Performers Joel Ma and James Mangohig
Director Suzanne Chaundy
Set Designer Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw
Visual Designer Jean Poole
Dramaturgs William Yang and Annette Shun Wah
Producer Annette Shun Wah
Photos by Cesar Rodrigues and Sarah Walker

Pre-Show Dining Packages

$25 Pre-Show Dining Packages

Pre-book a meal and drink at The Social when you book your tickets!

For only $25 pp. our great value Pre-Show Dining Packages feature four delicious à la carte options, served with a house drink of your choice. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten-free option.

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