See one of Australia’s most electric and impressive storytellers up close and personal.


Join rapper, poet and lyrical powerhouse Omar Musa for a triumphant evening of deeply personal stories and riotously political songs. In a thundering hour on stage, Musa mashes poems, live music and stories together to confront heartbreak, human connection and the dark realities of Australian culture. Since Ali Died is a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most electric and impressive storytellers up close and personal.

‘At once tender, beautiful, gritty, and raw.’  The Guardian (on Here Come the Dogs)

Image by David Charles Collins

Performance Times

Performance Times
Wednesday 11 April 7pm
Thursday 12 April 7pm
Friday 13 April 7pm
Saturday 14 April 7pm

Cast & Creatives

Directed by Anthea Williams
Written & performed by Omar Musa


“…the show unfurls like the river imagery in Musa’s evocative script: borne on a central, unstoppable current, fluid and fluent in a style of its own making.” ★★★★ Cassie Tongue, Time Out

“At once tender, beautiful, gritty, and raw.” The Guardian

Blog Posts

5 Questions with Anthea Williams


Anthea Williams is the director of Omar Musa‘s upcoming return season of Since Ali Died. She gave us the skinny on the rehearsal process, and what to expect from this powerhouse of a show. This is Since Ali Died’s second outing. What was...

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A Note from Phil, 17 January


Hello! Here in Kings Cross, the year has started with soaring temperatures, ice cold soda waters* and Since Ali Died.  This show is a furious hour of big heart stories and linguistic alchemy by rapper, raconteur and proud Queanbeyan boy Omar...

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A Note from Karen, 3 January


Welcome to 2019! We are back on deck at Griffin after a relaxing holiday break and ready to kick start what is going to be an exhilarating, exciting and extraordinary year. First up is Omar Musa’s evocative work Since Ali Died, from...

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