Good Muslim Boy | Queensland Theatre
09 February - 11 March [Past Event]

In a nutshell

Malthouse Theatre

What does it mean to be a good Muslim boy? You probably shouldn’t gawk at girls in bikinis or fake a medical degree. If you must be an actor, you shouldn’t play a gay man on television, or Saddam Hussein in a post 9/11 American musical. And you definitely, definitely shouldn’t leave an arranged bride at the altar. 
Meet Osamah Sami. He’s done all of the above. Interesting, considering his father is one of the leading Islamic clerics in Australia, having pulled his family out of war-torn Iran to settle in suburban Melbourne. 

But when his kindly and unorthodox dad dies suddenly during a trip to Iran, Osamah must grapple with an inscrutable and corrupt bureaucracy in his fight to bring his father’s body home to Australia – all the while looking back on his life in a haunting, hilarious and heart-wrenching retrospective.

Cast Includes Rodney Afif, Nicole Nabout, Osamah Sami

Designer Romanie Harper

Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

Sound Designer & Composer Phil Slade 

Information for Schools

  • Malthouse
  • Griffith Review


Good Muslim Boy stands out from the pack for its success in rendering the strange as familiar, and the familiar as deeply strangeThe Australian