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City of Gold

Heath Ledger Theatre
17 Mar - 27 Mar Tickets between $30.00 - $110.00
Past Event
17 Mar
TO  -
27 Mar
Tickets between $30.00 - $110.00
Past Event

City of Gold

Season dates for City of Gold have had to be adjusted so that our key artists can lead this compelling production for WA audiences.

We are thrilled to be able to bring this powerful work home, thanks to the great support of the Western Australian Department of Health, Western Australian Police and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, who have worked so tirelessly with Black Swan, alongside Perth Festival, co-producers Sydney Theatre Company, and the show’s creative team.

Please note that the season dates have been adjusted to 17-27 March. With the shortened season of fewer performances, tickets will be in high demand, and we encourage people to book early to one of only 13 shows or performances.

A full media alert can be viewed here.


A Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA and Sydney Theatre Company production as part of Perth Festival
By Meyne Wyatt

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.

Download the City of Gold programme here.

Image by Joseph Mayers.

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COVID SAFETY & ADVICE

We can all work together to remain vigilant and COVID free. Black Swan has worked with all our venue managers and taken a number of health and safety measures to ensure our shows are staged in a safe environment. Click here for more information about our COVID policy.

  • Dates

    17 Mar - 27 Mar

    Venue

    Heath Ledger Theatre

    Pricing

    Tickets between $30.00 - $110.00

    Recommended age

    15+

    Duration

    2 hrs 15 minutes (including interval)

    Warning

    Coarse language, racism, violence, adult themes, intergenerational trauma, haze, use of herbal cigarettes, loud noises, strobe and use of theatrical guns.

  • PREMIUM

    • $110.00 Adult

    A-RESERVE

    • $95.00 Adult
    • $79.00 Concession
    • $79.00 Preview/Matinee Performances
    • $46.00 Student

    B-RESERVE

    • $79.00 Adult
    • $63.00 Concession
    • $63.00 Preview/Matinee Performances
    • $46.00 Student

    GROUPS (8+)

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ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Use the below calendar to view the accessibility services available for this production. Further access information and seat guides can be found via the Accessibility page on our website.

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Artists

  • Mathew Cooper, Cast

    Mathew Cooper

    Cast

  • St John Cowcher, Cast

    St John Cowcher

    Cast

  • Simone Detourbet, Cast

    Simone Detourbet

    Cast

  • Ian Michael, Cast

    Ian Michael

    Cast

  • Myles Pollard, Cast

    Myles Pollard

    Cast

  • Trevor Ryan, Cast

    Trevor Ryan

    Cast

  • Meyne Wyatt, Writer & Cast

    Meyne Wyatt

    Writer & Cast

  • Zac James, Understudy

    Zac James

    Understudy

  • Shari Sebbens, Director

    Shari Sebbens

    Director

  • Daley Rangi, Assistant Director

    Daley Rangi

    Assistant Director

  • Tyler Hill, Set & Costume Designer

    Tyler Hill

    Set & Costume Designer

  • Zoë Atkinson, Design Consultant

    Zoë Atkinson

    Design Consultant

  • Rachael Dease, Composer & Sound Designer

    Rachael Dease

    Composer & Sound Designer

  • Verity Hampson, Lighting Designer

    Verity Hampson

    Lighting Designer

  • Julia Moody, Voice Coach

    Julia Moody

    Voice Coach

  • Nastassja Kruger, Fight Choreographer

    Nastassja Kruger

    Fight Choreographer

  • Liam Murray, Stage Manager

    Liam Murray

    Stage Manager

  • Isabella Taylor, Assistant Stage Manager

    Isabella Taylor

    Assistant Stage Manager

This is an image that may represent - Mathew Cooper, Cast

Mathew Cooper

Cast

This is an image that may represent - St John Cowcher, Cast

St John Cowcher

Cast

This is an image that may represent - Simone Detourbet, Cast

Simone Detourbet

Cast

This is an image that may represent - Ian Michael, Cast

Ian Michael

Cast

This is an image that may represent - Myles Pollard, Cast

Myles Pollard

Cast

This is an image that may represent - Trevor Ryan, Cast

Trevor Ryan

Cast

This is an image that may represent - Meyne Wyatt, Writer & Cast

Meyne Wyatt

Writer & Cast

This is an image that may represent - Zac James, Understudy

Zac James

Understudy

This is an image that may represent - Shari Sebbens, Director

Shari Sebbens

Director

This is an image that may represent - Daley Rangi, Assistant Director

Daley Rangi

Assistant Director

This is an image that may represent - Tyler Hill, Set & Costume Designer

Tyler Hill

Set & Costume Designer

This is an image that may represent - Zoë Atkinson, Design Consultant

Zoë Atkinson

Design Consultant

This is an image that may represent - Rachael Dease, Composer & Sound Designer

Rachael Dease

Composer & Sound Designer

This is an image that may represent - Verity Hampson, Lighting Designer

Verity Hampson

Lighting Designer

This is an image that may represent - Julia Moody, Voice Coach

Julia Moody

Voice Coach

This is an image that may represent - Nastassja Kruger, Fight Choreographer

Nastassja Kruger

Fight Choreographer

This is an image that may represent - Liam Murray, Stage Manager

Liam Murray

Stage Manager

This is an image that may represent - Isabella Taylor, Assistant Stage Manager

Isabella Taylor

Assistant Stage Manager

Thanks to our partners

Principal Partner
Fortescue
Business Advisory Partner
KPMG
Government Partners
Australian Government | Australia Council of the Arts
Government Partners
Lotterywest
Government Partners
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

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International smash hit and eight-time Tony Award winning musical.

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An iconic, timeless family drama that thrust Tennessee Williams into the international spotlight.

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