Black is the New White
32 Burelli Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500, Australia
21st February 2018 to 24th February 2018
Black is the New White is love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner. Sydney Theatre Company’s sold-out, smash hit, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy comes to Wollongong – and it’s bigger, better and blacker than ever! With a brilliant ensemble cast including Luke Carroll and Shari Sebbens, this is a tale of two opposing houses. At the centre is Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father 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. Charlotte’s fiancé 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. Part Romeo and Juliet, part Meet the Fockers, Black is the New White is a delightfully incisive and entertaining rom-com about two families brought together by love and money. With a toe tapping soundtrack and an array of eccentric and loveable characters, this is an hilarious, and very Australian play from one of this country’s most in-demand writers.