City of Gold | Queensland Theatre
29 June - 20 July [Past Event] Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy tickets Season 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.

    Running Time
    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

    Play Briefing 
    Mon 24 Jun, 6 - 7pm 
    Bille Brown Theatre

    QT Club
    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


    • RACQ
    • Griffin Theatre Company
    • Copyright Fund