City of Gold

Date(s) - 4 Jun 2022
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Wharf 1

GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Performance on Tuesday, 31 May at 6.30pm and Saturday, 4 June at 1.30pm


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.

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