White Pearl

24 Oct — 9 Nov 2019

Lennox Theatre, Riverside Parramatta

★★★★ SMH | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★1/2 Limelight
"As hilarious as it is whip-smart" The Australian

By Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by Priscilla Jackman

Australian premiere

A nasty truth goes viral

In Singapore, it’s just another day at the office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online. The video goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Someone is definitely going to get fired.

Anchuli Felicia King’s new play is a ruthlessly entertaining portrait of toxic corporate culture, casual racism and the complexity of pan-Asian relations. As the team at Clearday scrambles to contain the fallout, the open-plan, glass-door office proves to be a nest of secrets, lies and resentments.

This new Australian work is a co-production with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta. King is an exciting, original young voice and it’s a play rich with twists, dark comedy and brutal honesty.

Supporting Outreach Patron The Girgensohn Foundation

Approx. duration 1hr 25 mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info
Content warning Strong language, adult themes, sexual references. White Pearl dissects aspects of race and culture and contains content that may be confronting to some audience members. Subject to change. More info

White Pearl was first developed by Playwriting Australia through its National New Play Development Program and the National Play Festival in 2018.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


Adult $49
Senior $44
Concession $44
Under 30 $39

Preview performances $39
Saturday evening performances $49

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

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event are Sydney Theatre Company and Riverside Theatres Parramatta. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.