Black is the New White

28 Feb — 10 Mar 2018

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Sydney Theatre Company presents
BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE
By Nakkiah Lui

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.


Ticket information

2018 Season Tickets
This play is currently only available as part of a 2018 Season Ticket (a pack of 6 or more plays). Save at least 20% on full price single tickets, access the best available seats and get a lot of exclusive benefits all year. More info.

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 tickets for this show go on sale on 4 Dec. Sign up to our enews for early access to tickets.

Prices correct at the time of publication. 

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: ​$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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