Black Is The New White

Date(s) - 31 Mar 2018
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse

GoTheatrical! Open Captioned and App Captioned Performance of Black Is The New White on Saturday, 31 March at 2pm

At time of booking tickets, please notify the Box Office that you require seats with a good view of the captioning screens if you wish to use the open captioning.  If you would like to view the captions on your own mobile or tablet device, please download the GoTheatrical! App from The App Store or GooglePlay before the performance.  A small number of devices are available to borrow from the Cloak Room for those who do not have their own.

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By Nakkiah Lui

Sydney Theatre Company brings to Canberra its smash hit, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by Nakkiah Lui.

At the centre of this production 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.

“????½ A quick-witted, sharp­as­a­tack Australian Rom Com.” Limelight

Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Sydney Theatre Company Production.

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