AMPAG, Black Swan State Theatre Company Black Swan State Theatre Company:BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE by Nakkiah Lui

BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE by Nakkiah Lui

Image Credits: Ricahrd Jefferson

September 2019

14 Sat 

07:30 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

174-176 William St

PerthWA

 

At the centre of this razor sharp romantic comedy is Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Secondly, she’s in love.

Black Swan presents A Sydney Theatre Company Production

BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE by Nakkiah Lui

11 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2019

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

LOVE, POLITICS AND OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T TALK ABOUT AT DINNER.

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 Indigenous 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 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!

“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.” ★★★★½ — Limelight

Recommended 16+

Contains adult themes and nudity.

DIRECTOR Paige Rattray

DESIGNER Renée Mulder

LIGHTING DESIGNER Ben Hughes

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER Steve Toulmin

CAST INCLUDES Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Tony Briggs, Luke Carroll, Vanessa Downing, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Tom Stokes, Anthony Taufa

More information at https://www.bsstc.com.au/plays...