Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui
22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, NSW, 2000, Australia
28th February 2018 to 10th March 2018
The sold-out, smash hit, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of Sydney Theatre Company’s 2017 season returns bigger, better and blacker than ever. 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.