Black Is the New White

Concert or Performance

11 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019

Black Swan presents A Sydney Theatre Company production, Black Is The New White by Nakkiah Lui a Western Australian premiere.

Love, politics and other things you shouldn’t talk about at dinner.

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.

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Art & Culture Carpark Disabled access available Public Toilet

Event Times

11 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019

Once Only Event


State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

174-192 William Street, Perth, 6000

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