Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame alive. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public breakdancing.

Jimi Bani (Title and Deed, the ABC’s Mabo) whisks you away to his island for an evening of music, dance, standup and storytelling. Four generations of one family take the stage, as Jimi’s grandmother, mother, son and brothers help him spin yarns of totems, traditions and childhood memories.

This is Jimi Bani’s superb testimony to his culture. It’s joyous, charming, and unlike anything you’ve seen before.

A Queensland Theatre production co-presented with Sydney Festival

My Name is Jimi had its World Premiere at Queensland Theatre

Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation


Dmitri Ahwang-Bani
Agnes Bani
Conwell Bani
Jimi Bani
Petharie Bani
Richard Bani


Based on a story by Dimple Bani, Jimi Bani & co-created with Jason Klarwein
Director Jason Klarwein
Designer Simona Cosentini & Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer Daniel Anderson
Sound & Projection Designer Justin Harrison
Stage Manager Peter Sutherland
Assistant Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk

Performance Times

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5pm

Previews (bookable)
8pm, 5 January
8pm, 6 January
6.30pm, 7 January

Opening Night (invitation only)
8pm, 9 January

Unwaged Performance
2pm, 18 January

Belvoir Briefing
8pm, 10 January

Running Time
Approx 80 minutes, no interval


Single tickets to My Name is Jimi are now on sale. Subscribing remains the cheapest option. Book tickets as part of a subscription and save up to 31% on the single ticket prices below.

Full Price $72
Subscriber Discount Rate $67
Seniors*/Groups (10 or more) $62
Concession† $49
30-Down# $47
Previews $40
Student Saver# $37

* Seniors prices are available with an Australian Government-issued Seniors Card. Groups (10+) tickets available at same price.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards, and to Industry members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening. 

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.



★★★★ This is a rare gem of a show and a gift to be granted insight into a different culture from a tribal chief.

The Guardian | Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

★★★★ Enchanting for all ages, it’s impossible to leave the theatre unaffected by this story.

Angus McPherson | Limelight Magazine