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Jali: noun: a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet, or musician.

Refusing to be defined by a turbulent past, comedian and performer Oliver Twist uses his exceptional storytelling abilities to reflect on his time as a refugee and to unpack what his life looks like now.

In this one-person show that is as delicately told as it is captivating, Oliver uses personal anecdotes, drama and humour as a powerful antidote to trauma.

Originally part of Griffin’s 2020 Season, Jali makes a splash in 2021, tapping into feelings of isolation and hopelessness, and transforming them into a story that is clear, resilient and bright.

Jali is a vibrant and emotional journey that patiently proves there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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We regret that the historic SBW Stables Theatre does present some challenges to people with limited mobility, and is not wheelchair accessible. We can reserve seating to cater for those with limited mobility and vision impairment.

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