Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Knaïve Theatre and Holden Street Theatres present

A young man with an alarmed expression on his face is posed in a dynamic position with both arms wide open. He is wearing a collared shirt and has short golden hair. He is looking towards his left extended arm where he is holding the stock of a rifle and


"★★★★★ - Exquisite and intelligent piece of theatre" - Tulpa Magazine

"★★★★1/2 - Well crafted, sympathetic treatment of a global anti-hero" - The Adelaide Show

"★★★★1/2 - [T]hought provoking and confronting, hoping to spark a timely and much needed debate into the world’s conflicts... You need to see this production!" - GLAM Adelaide

"★★★★1/2 - This was a supremely effective piece of storytelling and abstract theatre. I would highly recommend you see it. - All Over Adelaide

"★★★★ - Redway's’s voice is superb. His focus of performance is impressive." - The Barefoot Review

"★★★★ - a dense, nuanced and impeccably researched provocation" - The Advertiser

"Sam Redway is thoroughly charming" - The Clothesline

"★★★★ - Bin Laden is impeccably researched, pragmatic, non-preachy, and bloody hell does it make you think" - Great Scott

"★★★★ - a thought provoking piece of theatre" - 5MBS

"★★★★ -[I'll] leave you with three [words]: see this show." - Adelaide Theatre Guide




‘Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to show you how to change the world’.

He was an infamous monster who destroyed buildings, communities, and lives, but what do we really know about Osama Bin Laden? In Bin Laden: The One Man Show, the world’s most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable, provocative, multi-award-winning story.

After a critically acclaimed USA tour and smash hit Edinburgh Fringe run this incendiary, intelligent debut from Knaïve Theatre provides a fresh perspective; creating a space for dialogue within the unthinkable.

Australian Accolades for Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Redway and Jones’s work is provocative, topical, and explicitly humanitarian It also exploits theatre as “a completely different experience of art … [due to] there being a live audience that you can reach out and touch". - The Canberra Times

International Accolades for Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Outstanding Actor in a Drama – San Diego International Fringe Festival 2016

Critic’s Pick Of The Fringe Award – Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016

Broadway Bobby (Sixth Star) – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

Top 5 Shows at the Fringe – The List, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

International Praise for Bin Laden: The One Man Show

“One of the finest pieces of theatre on the fringe.” - Broadway Baby

"A deeply uncomfortable and deeply dramatic piece of magicianship” - The Spectator

"★★★★1/2 - The praise heaped on this production is well-earned: it’s phenomenal." - Reviews Hub

“Genius...[This show] does something that many productions fail to do: it will make you think.” - The List

“The workings of great theatre minds in the making...this isn't just inspired, it's brave.” - The Scotsman

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Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Genre: Theatre

Origin: UK

Rating: PG

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2019

Dates: 5 Mar - 17 Mar

5-7; 9-10 Mar: 6:00pm
8 Mar; 12-17 Mar: 7:30pm
9-10 Mar: 1:30pm
16-17 Mar: 3:00pm


Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Group: $22.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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