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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021

Adelaide Premiere

Inspired by 1930s jazz-struck Shanghai, Shànghǎi MiMi is a glamorous club, an extraordinary woman, an exquisite performance, set to a score of intoxicating songs from the Paris of the east.

The Shànghǎi MiMi Band featuring Sophie Koh brings to life the story of 1930s Shanghai - a zenith of talent and opportunity; with a creative culture bursting with energy and dynamism. Shanghai became a magnet for foreign musicians, many of whom found work in famous jazz venues on The Bund performing alongside Chinese singers and musicians.

As the decade drew to a close, foreign musicians drifted away, leaving behind the memory of a golden period in Shanghai’s cultural history.

Written and performed by John McAll & Sophie Koh
Musical direction by John McAll
Original Concept by Douglas Hunter

Contact Details

8216 8600

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Adelaide Festival Centre

King William Road
Adelaide SA 5000

17 June 2022 — 18 June 2022 Next Occurrence: 17 June 2022

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant