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Black is the New White

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Black is the New White

Past Show

11 Sep - 22 Sep

Heath Ledger Theatre

A razor sharp romantic comedy that blends Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Meet the Fockers.

  • "A wonderfully quick-witted, sharp-as-a-tack Australian rom-com with a lot of heart that keeps the audience laughing - or gasping - all the way."

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Black is the New White

Black Swan presents a Sydney Theatre Company Production

WA PREMIERE

Prepare to be enthralled by a razor sharp romantic comedy that blends Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Meet the Fockers.

At the centre is Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female First Nations Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love.

The thing is, her fiancé, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected - he's unemployed, he's an experimental composer...and he's white! Inviting him and his conservative parents to Christmas is a bold move that has all sorts of unintended consequences. Secrets are revealed, prejudices are outed and old rivalries get sorted through.

With a toe-tapping soundtrack and an array of brilliant, eccentric, loveable characters, this is a great night in the theatre and a thoroughly beguiling, very Australian story from award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui.

Black is the New White sold out its world premiere at Sydney Theatre Company in 2017. Now this laugh-out-loud smash hit comes to Perth bigger, better and blacker than ever!

Black is the New White was commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company with the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation. Original production supported by the STC Donor Syndicate and Presenting Partner Allens.

Black is the New White is a Sydney Theatre Company production

Dates

11 Sep - 22 Sep

Venue

Heath Ledger Theatre

Duration

2 hours 30 mins (inc interval)

Content Warning

Contains adult themes, strong language, nudity and drug use.

Media

Artists

Kylie Bracknell

Kylie Bracknell

Cast

Tony Briggs

Cast

Luke Carroll

Cast

Vanessa Downing

Cast

Geoff Morrell

Cast

Melodie Reynolds-Diarra

Cast

Tom Stokes

Cast

Anthony Taufa

Cast

Nakkiah Lui

Writer

Paige Rattray

Director

Renée Mulder

Designer

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer

Steve Toulmin

Composer & Sound Designer

Julia Patey

Tour Director

Charmian Gradwell

Voice & Text Coach

Natalie Moir

Stage Manager

Vanessa Martin

Assistant Stage Manager

Dr Clint Bracknell

Sound Realiser

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