Black Is The New White

Date(s) - 24 Feb 2018
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)

GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Performance of BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE on Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 1.30pm at IPAC Wollongong.

Booking Details:

Please ensure you notify Box Office staff at the time of booking your ticket/s that you require seat/s with a good view of the captioning screen.

About the Production:

Love, politics and other things you shouldn’t talk about at dinner.

Sydney Theatre Company’s sold-out, smash hit, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy comes to Wollongong – and it’s bigger, better and blacker than ever!

With a brilliant ensemble cast including Luke Carroll and Shari Sebbens, this is a tale of two opposing houses. At the centre is Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father 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.

Charlotte’s fiancé 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.

Part Romeo & Juliet, part Meet the FockersBlack is the New White is a delightfully incisive and entertaining rom-com about two families brought together by love and money. With a toetapping soundtrack and an array of eccentric and loveable characters, this is a hilarious, and very Australian play from one of this country’s most in-demand writers.

Recommended for ages 15+. Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity.


“Generously funny… a bustling, astute and questioning social comedy on identity politics” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“With pitch-perfect performances all round, it’s a thought-provoking, joyously entertaining comedy” –  The Daily Telegraph

“A wonderfully quick-witted, sharp-as-a-tack Australian Rom Com with a lot of heart that keeps the audience laughing – or gasping – all the way” – Limelight

“Deliciously funny” – The Australian

“Big social issues with a whole heap of goofball” – The Guardian


Paige Rattray

Renée Mulder

Lighting Designer
Ben Hughes

Composer & Sound Designer
Steve Toulmin

Tony Briggs
Luke Carroll
Vanessa Downing
Geoff Morrell
Melodie Reynolds-Diarra
Shari Sebbens
Tom Stokes
Miranda Tapsell
Anthony Taufa

Loading Map....