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City of Gold

Published 17th June, 2019 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    SBW Stables Theatre

    10 Nimrod Street
    Kings Cross NSW 2011

  • Date

    26th July 2019 to 31st August 2019

  • Time

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Young actor Breythe left Kalgoorlie dreaming of a dazzling career.

Now he’s found himself starring in a controversial Australia Day ad that pays big, but draws the ire of his mob. Racism is subtle but persistent in an industry where directors request he darken up for ‘authenticity’ and typecast him as ‘tracker,’ ‘drinker’ or ‘thief.’

Returning home, Breythe’s just as alienated from country and lore. His cultural capital distances him from furious brother Mateo and activist sister Carina, all of them struggling with regret and responsibility after their father’s death.

Meyne Wyatt burst onto the acting scene in 2011’s Silent Disco at Griffin, going on to grace screens (The Sapphires, Redfern Now, Mystery Road) and star on the Broadway stage (Peter Pan). Now he returns to the Stables as a playwright who is as courageous as he is merciless. It may be unclear where character ends and creator begins.

City of Gold is a howl of rage at the injustice, inequality and wilful amnesia of this country’s 21st century. It’s an urgent play for the moment from a vital new voice.

A co-production with Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company

Event Location

SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011

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Published 17th June, 2019 in Concert or Performance
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