In Between Two


Wed 11—Sun 15 Oct

Arts Centre Melbourne


★★★★ Nothing is more satisfying than stories about people who defied cultural and social conventions to follow their hearts.

Time Out

Two trailblazing stars of the Australian music scene survey the forces that have shaped their way.

TZU’s Joelistics and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop and their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics. Both half-Asian, their respective heritages are woven through their experiences growing up in Australia.

From a nightclub-owning grandma in an open marriage to globetrotting parents with a political streak, the pair lovingly paint a canvas filled with failed proposals and religious strictures, casual racism and empowerment through music.

Like an hour with good friends—who just happen to have impeccable taste in tunes— this is a show that keeps to the beat of the human heart.

★★★★ A thrilling hour of theatre and the best kind of example why a diverse cultural landscape… is essential.

The Music
Joel Ma and James Mangohig
Suzanne Chaundy
William Yang and Annette Shun Wah
Visual Design
Jean Poole
Stage/Costume Design
Euygeene Teh
Lighting Design
Lucy Birkinshaw
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PHOTO | William Yang