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BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE Bigger, better and blacker than ever


Black Swan 
and Sydney Theatre Company production Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui, is a razor-sharp romantic comedy that blends Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with Meet the Fockers, from Wednesday, September 11 at the Heath Ledger Theatre. 

At the centre of this piece is Charlotte Gibson (Miranda Tapsell), a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray (Tony Briggs) 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 (Tom Stokes), 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!

Black Swan presents Black is the New White at the Heath Ledger Theatre from September 11-22. Click here for tickets.

 

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