A razor sharp romantic comedy that blends Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with Meet the Fockers, Nakkiah Lui’s smash hit comedy, Black is the New White, is set to delight Perth and Melbourne audiences this Spring.
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.
The stage is set for a riotously funny struggle for dominance where insults fly, secrets come flooding out and sacred cows of all descriptions are mercilessly skewered. With a toe-tapping soundtrack and an array of brilliant, eccentric, loveable characters, this is a great night in the theatre.
Award-winning writer and TV personality Nakkiah Lui shows why she is one of this country’s most incisive comedy writers, with a home-grown satire that is both subversive and thoroughly entertaining.
Following two sell-out seasons at Sydney Theatre Company, Black is the New White is the hit new Australian comedy set to delight Perth and Melbourne audiences. STC Associate Director Paige Rattray directs an array of brilliant, eccentric, loveable characters in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.
Director: Paige Rattray Featuring: Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn] (Perth), Tony Briggs, Luke Carroll, Vanessa Downing, Geoff Morrell, Tuuli Narkle (Melbourne), Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Tom Stokes, Miranda Tapsell, Anthony Taufa Designer: Renée Mulder Lighting Designer: Ben Hughes Composer & Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin Tour Director: Julia Patey Voice & Text Coach: Charmian Gradwell Sound Realiser: Dr Clint Bracknell
Black is the New White
Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre of WA, William Street, Perth
Season: 14 – 22 September 2019
Information and Bookings: www.bsstc.com.au
The Sumner – Southbank Theatre, Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Season: 2 October – 6 November 2019
Information and Bookings: www.mtc.com.au
Image: Black is the New White – photo by Prudence Upton