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Unbroken Line

by Jamie Zubairi

Jamie Zubairi plays multiple roles in this comic physical theatre piece. A Malaysian coming out story-meets-A Christmas Carol about foreignness, culture and the search for identity using live painting, theatre and Balinese dance.

  • Tue 4 Dec – Sat 15 Dec, 8:00pm

PREVIEWS 4 & 5 December

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

"Mixing poetry, dance, painting and (a very sweet and moving use of) puppetry, Jamie Zubari holds the audience in this gripping and often laugh out loud funny play utilising all skills in his skill set. A true display of what a one man play can be and how it can have a deep effect on your thoughts, he performs with accuracy and is grounded throughout this hour of non-stop storytelling."  **** Christopher Owen, The Public Reviews.

"The performance was certainly a great insight into the rich cultural fabric of Malaysia and the history of Malayans such as Dolah." Kirstie Ralph, What's Peen Seen.

 

How do you identify yourself?

Is it by what you do? Where you’re from? Who you’re with?

Dolah doesn’t know. Being a foreigner in London still is intimidating, even after 10 years, especially for a suddenly ex-accountant. He wants to find the answers, but who to ask?

A bizarre encounter with a mythical warrior takes him on a journey of discovery, not just of his Malaysian-ness, but his place in the world.

Jamie Zubairi plays multiple roles in this comic physical theatre piece. A Malaysian coming out story-meets-A Christmas Carol about foreignness, culture and the search for identity using live painting, theatre and Balinese dance.

 

"A gripping and topical performance that encourages you to look 'outside the box', and laugh along the way."
Annabelle Mantziou, The Fringe Secrets (on Skylarking – Other People’s Stories)

*Tuesday 11 December
Benefit Night for the Scott Hampton Foundation for Burkitt's Lymphoma

 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council

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  • Tue 4 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Wed 5 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Thu 6 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Fri 7 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Sat 8 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Tue 11 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Wed 12 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Thu 13 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Fri 14 Dec, 8:00pm
  • Sat 15 Dec, 8:00pm

Additional information

Jamie Zubairi is an Anglo-Malay actor, artist, voiceover, photographer and poet who uses his multiple disciplines to tell his stories.

Directed by Kath Burlinson. Choreography by Ni Madé Pujawati.

 

*Burkitt’s lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and affects around 200 people in the UK each year and is the most commonly diagnosed in teenagers and young adults. Around a third of these cases are in children. How the disease develops remains unclear but research has shown that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may be involved. Scott Hampton, who trained with me at LAMDA was struck down in 2005 with the disease and the foundation was set up to fund research into finding a cure. For more information please go to http://www.scotthamptonfoundation.org.uk

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