Black is the New White

21 Mar — 24 Mar 2018

Riverside Theatres Parramatta

★★★★ The Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
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Riverside Theatres in association with Sydney Theatre Company presents
A Sydney Theatre Company production
BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE
By Nakkiah Lui

Riverside Theatres season

Now you can see Sydney Theatre Company's sold-out, smash hit, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of 2017 at Riverside Theatres Parramatta!

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.

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.


Venue – Riverside Theatres Parramatta

Riverside Theatres
Located on the corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta.

Visit the Riverside Theatres website for information on how to get there.


Ticket information

Adult $69
Full time student $64
Australian pensioner $64
Australian seniors card $64
30 years old and under $40
Group bookings (10+ people) $64*

*Group bookings are not available online. Please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777.

Transaction fees may apply: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

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