(Monologue for a Slightly Foreign Man)

We all come from blood and saltwater and a screaming mother begging us to leave.

From the pen of Will Eno, who was described by the New York Times as ‘a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation’, comes a 70-minute monologue of disarming wisdom.

He’s called The Traveller. He tells us from the outset he is ‘not from here’; his eccentric world is our world too – but seen through the eyes of someone who looks in from the outside.

Is he a migrant? Refugee? A prophet from the wilderness to remind us who we are? Or is he from somewhere even further away?

We’re very pleased to have Jimi Bani (Peter Pan, The Sapphires) back on our stage, under the direction of Jada Alberts (writer of Brothers Wreck). Between them they’ll bring a distinctly Australian perspective to this international hit.

Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation


Jimi Bani


By Will Eno
Director Jada Alberts
Set & Costume Designer Anna Gardiner
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Composer & Sound Designer Kelly Ryall
Stage Manager Kaytlin Petrarca

Performance Times

Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday to Friday 8.15pm
Saturday 2.15pm & 8.15pm
Sunday 5.15pm

Previews (Bookable)
8.15pm, 13 October
8.15pm, 14 October

Opening Night (invitation only)
8.15pm, 15 October

Running Time
Approx 1 hour & 5 minutes


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A haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile.

New York Times, 2012

[Eno] tears into our loneliness and exposes it like a huntsman pulling a bleeding heart from a terrified deer.

The Guardian, 2014

This is a very powerful production.

John McCallum | The Australian

With Alberts and Bani driving this performance, Eno’s piece becomes a very impressive piece of indigenous theatre with some universal truths at its core.

Ben Neutze | Daily Review