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City of Gold

Black Swan State Theatre of WA presents City of Gold by Meyne Wyatt

 
Prices: $30 - $110
 
Breythe is never just an actor. Always an Indigenous actor. Always in the black show, the black play. Put him in that Australia Day lamb ad. Get that ‘authenticity’. That’s what the people want. Give them what they want. Get that big payday. Even if it draws criticism from your community.
 
But a messenger bird comes for him. His father is dead. Head home. Back to Kal to grieve. Back to his family shattered by pain and violence that won’t be laid to rest. 
 
City of Gold is an unflinching force of drama that urgently questions injustice and racism in Australia today, and asks: have things changed?
 
After critically acclaimed productions in Brisbane and Sydney, and an explosive four minutes of television on Q&A, this semi-autobiographical story written by and starring proud Wongutha-Yamatji man, Meyne Wyatt (The Sapphires, Redfern Now, Mystery Road), is coming home to WA in a new co-production with Sydney Theatre Company.
Wyatt’s sharp and breathtaking dialogue will stay with you long after you leave and is matched only by his powerhouse performance.
 
“This show cuts right to the core of Meyne’s lived experience as a young Black man in Australia. It is unrelenting and honest.” Shari Sebbens, Director
Urgent, honest, and unmissable.” ★★★★1/2  Limelight Magazine
 
 
DIRECTOR
Shari Sebbens
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Daley Rangi
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Tyler Hill
 
CAST INCLUDES
Mathew Cooper
St John Cowcher
Simone Detourbet
Ian Michael
Myles Pollard 
Meyne Wyatt
 
RECOMMENDED 15+
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    Event Showings

    4 March - 26 March | Various times

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    Price

    Ticketed event

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    Location

    174 William Street

    Northbridge WA 6000

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    Accessibility

    Audio Description

    Auslan Interpreting

    Closed Captioning