Black Ties

Concert or Performance

10 Jan 2020 to 18 Jan 2020

You’re invited to the wedding reception of Māori woman Hera and Aboriginal man Kane, two ambitious and deeply in love career-hotshots who have their perfect day flawlessly mapped out. But there’s one thing Hera and Kane can’t control…their families.

As the biggest mob of Aunties, Uncles and cousins from both sides of the ‘ditch’ get worked up for the blackest wedding ever, reality sinks in fast. Will this international love story bring two strong cultures together, or will it blow Hera and Kane’s world apart?

Featuring a live band rocking out retro classics, Black Ties is an irreverent, vibrant and hilarious new work from two leading First Nations theatre companies: Ilbijerri Theatre Company (Australia) and Te Rēhia Theatre (Aotearoa/New Zealand).

With an unrivalled cast including Uncle Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, Lisa Maza and Brady Peeti, and created by a crack team of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori artists, Black Ties re-imagines the popular wedding rom-com from a distinctively First Nations perspective.

This will be a party to remember. Don your deadliest outfit and fascinator and be there!


From AU$60.00

Booking fees apply to all SydFest ticket purchases

Event Times

10 Jan 2020 to 18 Jan 2020

Once Only Event


Sydney Town Hall

483 George Street, Sydney, 2000

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