Performance dates & times

Tuesday 10 Jul
7:30 PM
Wednesday 11 Jul
(Includes post-show Q&A)
7:30 PM
Thursday 12 Jul
7:30 PM
Friday 13 Jul
7:30 PM
Saturday 14 Jul
2:00 PM, 7:30 PM

Price range

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"With this small pencil I will draw the word. I will write the world".

Palestinian writer-performer Amer Hlehel tells the story of the great poet Taha Muhammed Ali, whose beloved verses document the compelling and heartbreaking experiences of Palestinian refugees with hope and optimism.

Based on Adina Hoffman's book My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness, Hlehel skilfully interweaves Taha’s exquisite poetry with his compelling life journey – a journey that sees a humble, engaging man evolve into a renowned Palestinian writer against all the odds. With no props other than a bench and a briefcase, Hlehel delivers a deeply affecting, tour-de-force solo performance.

TAHA received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals and continues to tour internationally.

Performed in English.

Audience members are invited to stay for a post show Q&A with Amer Hlehel following the performance on Wednesday 11 July.

Best Production Award
Asian Arts Award. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

TAHA is part of Big World, Up Close - a powerhouse performance series showcasing the most compelling new works from across the globe. Tapping urgent energies from Africa to the Middle East and Australia’s own shores, each piece in the series reveals profound and personal stories told by vital voices in music and theatre.


Amer Hlehel


Amir Nizar Zuabi
Ashraf Hanna
Muaz Jubeh
Habib Shehadeh Hanna

  • Big World Up Close
  • Arts Projects Australia
  • A M Qattan Foundation
  • Qadita
  • Sundance Institute
TAHA was created with the support of the A.M.Qattan Foundation.