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Black Is The New White

March 3 @ 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 10, 2018

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until March 10, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until March 10, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 10, 2018

One event on February 28, 2018 at 1:30pm

Black Is The New White

Nakkiah Lui

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28 Feb – 10 Mar 2018

Preview 28 Feb 2018
Season 2 Mar 2018 – 10 Mar 2018

Preview performance 7.30pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 7.30pm;
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 1.30pm


Venue: Roslyn Packer Theatre
Theatre Company: Sydney Theatre Company

Duration: 2 Hours 30 Min (including interval)

Return season

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

The sold-out, smash hit, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of 2017 returns bigger, better and blacker than ever!

All the characters you fell in love with are back. 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.

Don’t miss this short return season before it heads out on tour!

“Generously funny… a bustling, astute and questioning social comedy on identity politics.”
★★★★ The Sydney Morning Herald

Duration 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Content Adult themes, strong language, nudity, drug use

Originally 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.

Director Paige Rattray
Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Toulmin

Tony Briggs, Luke Carroll, Vanessa Downing, Geoff Morrell, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Shari Sebbens, Tom Stokes, Miranda Tapsell, Anthony Taufa

Marketing image Rene Vaile
Production photos Prudence Upton


Ticket Prices
Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $86
Adult A Reserve $82
Concession $65
Seniors cardholder $74
Preview $64
Under 30 $64

Single tickets

Single ticket prices
Saturday evening $108
Adult $103
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $81
Preview $81
Group bookings (10+ people) $87

Prices correct at the time of publication


March 3
1:30 pm
7:30 pm
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Sydney Theatre Company – Roslyn Packer Theatre
22 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay, NSW 2000 Australia
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(02) 9250 1777


Price Range
Venue Seating
over 250

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