29 June - 20 July
Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy tickets
In a nutshell
A battle cry from the front line of Australian identity
All Breythe ever wanted was to be an actor, but this isn’t how he imagined his first big television gig – as a young Aboriginal man, being the face of a disastrous misfire of an advertisement that will get him roasted by his mob.
When a messenger bird suddenly brings Breythe tragic tidings from his family, it spurs him on a journey of grief and duty. Returning home to Kalgoorlie, he is thrust headlong into family conflict and the reality of what it means to be an Indigenous youth in today’s Australia.
Rising star Meyne Wyatt’s debut play is as riveting and unflinchingly honest as his stage presence. Urgent, wryly funny and politically incendiary, City of Gold is a call for change that will sound out for years to come.
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Queensland Theatre Premiere
Cast Includes Jeremy Ambrum, Mathew Cooper, Maitland Schnaars, Shari Sebbens, Anthony Standish, Christopher Stollery, Meyne Wyatt
Set Designers Simona Cosentini and Simone Tesorieri
Costume Designer Nathalie Ryner
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Composer & Sound Designer Tony Brumpton
Assistant Director Shari Indriani
Dramaturg Paige Rattray
Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Directorial Observation Hannah Belanszky
"Urgent,honest and unmissable" - LimeLight Magazine
"A genuine play of our times" - The Australian
"Powerful, relevant and timely" - ArtsHub
"An epic, soaring, success"..."Second to nothing I've seen" - FacesofBNE
"Painfully and truthfully reflective" - Arts Review
"It will surely shine bright as one of the year's Brisbane theatre highlights" - The Blurb
Recommended for senior high school age and older
Contains strong coarse language, simulated violence, theatrical haze, lighting blackouts, strobe lighting, the use of herbal cigarettes and adult themes.
Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Information for Schools
Auslan Interpreted Mon 8 Jul 2019, 6.30pm
Audio Described Thu 18 Jul 2019, 7.30pm + Sat 20 Jul 2019, 2pm
Mon 24 Jun, 6 - 7pm
Bille Brown Theatre
Sat 6 Jul, 2pm
Night with the Artists
Mon 8 Jul, 6.30pm
Supported by Playwriting Australia as part of its Muru Salon and National Script Workshop programs
Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body