City of Gold – Community Performance

9 May 2022

Wharf 1 Theatre

Community Performance

Sydney Theatre Company invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community groups to join us for a free community performance of City of Gold.


by Meyne Wyatt
Directed by Shari Sebbens

“Being Black and successful comes at a cost.”

Following a breathtaking performance on ABC’s Q&A that went viral around the world, writer and performer Meyne Wyatt brings his acclaimed play to Sydney Theatre Company in an electrifying new production.

Breythe is slogging it out on the East Coast, building an acting career and trying to balance the road to success with honouring his heritage as a Wongutha-Yamatji man. When he’s called back to Kalgoorlie to mourn his father’s tragic death, he discovers a family reeling in pain and anger and a home he feels increasingly estranged from.

Inspired in part by his own experiences and amplified by his acerbic sense of humour, Meyne Wyatt has written a brutal, nuanced and moving portrayal of one family desperately working to break cycles of discrimination and a gripping piece of First Nations drama.

Directed by STC Resident Director Shari Sebbens (The 7 Stages of Grieving) and starring Wyatt himself along with Mathew Cooper, St John Cowcher, Simone Detourbet, Ian Michael, Myles Pollard and Trevor Ryan, City of Gold is a gripping and innovative mixture of uninhibited truth-telling, social satire, and heartbreaking realism. This is Australian theatre at its very finest.

Approx. duration 2hrs 10mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Coarse language, racial slurs, violence, adult themes, intergenerational trauma, herbal cigarettes. Subject to change. More info.

We understand the themes may be triggering for some First Nations people. If you have concerns about the content of the play we encourage you to contact our Box Office.

If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are there to help; Beyond BlueLifelineHeadspaceWellMobDardi Munwurro and Babana.


For online bookings use the calendar and select the performance from Fri 25 Mar to book your free tickets.

To book by phone, call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 during opening hours.

If you'd like to book tickets for a group of more than 10 people, please email


This production will proceed at 100% capacity. The safety of our audiences, artists and staff is of paramount importance. We’ve implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated in line with NSW Government guidelines. This is an evolving situation and our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.