Prepare for plumage, puns, and political incorrectness gone mad. May we present: Blaque Showgirls!

A lonely kid in rural Australia, fair-skinned Sarah Jane Jones is deathly sure of two things: 1. She’s the best dancer in the whole town of Chithole, and 2. She’s a proud Aboriginal woman. As it stands, there’s very little proof of either of these things.

So, when a long-lost photograph offers hope of her Indigenous ancestry, Sarah Jane high-tails it to the glitziest casino in Queensland. Her mission? To land a role in the First Nations burlesque spectacular: ‘Blaque Showgirls’. But fame and fortune is not the easy path Sarah Jane imagined—and she must learn some outrageous new moves to push to the front of this chorus line.

A twisted reinvention of the so-bad-it’s-good cinematic masterpiece Showgirls, the acidic pen of Nakkiah Lui (Black is the New White) delivers her trademark mix of wit and balls-to-the-wall silliness. Superstar director Shari Sebbens (Superheroes) jam-packs a rhinestoned arena spectacular into the SBW Stables Theatre.

From Declan
‘Following her acclaimed direction of the gentle, emotionally-resonant Superheroes, Shari returns to Griffin to helm a play that is… absolutely nothing like that. Of all the plays I’ve seen that end with a ribbon-dance set to Daryl Braithwaite’s The Horses, this one definitely has the most boob jokes. But it’s Nakkiah, so naturally it’s also painfully, painfully smart. Did I mention it closes two weeks before Christmas? Why not bring the whole family! (That’s a joke. Please, for the love of God, don’t bring your family.)

Cast & Creatives

Director Shari Sebbens

Performance Times

Preview 11 – 14 November
Opening Nights 16 & 17 November
Season 18 November – 17 December

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 1pm & 7pm

Meet the Artists
Tuesday 22 November

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 29 November

Please note, there is a complete lock-out on all performances and latecomers won’t be admitted, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to us, grab a drink, and get settled.


2022 Main Season Ticket Pricing

Full $62
Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $52
Concession $46
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush* $20

*Monday Rush tickets are available online and over the phone on Mondays from noon, for that evening’s performance until sold out. 

2022 Season Subscription Pricing

6 Play 5 Play 4 Play
Full $288 Full $255 Full $216
Senior, Preview $240 Senior, Preview $205 Senior, Preview $176
Concession $210 Concession $185 Concession $156
Under 35 $192 Under 35 $170 Under 35 $140
3 Play 2 Play Griffin Lookout
Full $168 Full $116 Single $35
Senior, Preview $138 Senior, Preview $98 2-pack $64
Concession $123 Concession $86 Concession
Under 35 $108 Under 35 $74 Under 35
Dine & Discover

How to use your Dine & Discover voucher:

To use your voucher at Griffin, call our friendly Box Office team with the below information on hand:

  • Your 9-digit character code (which can be found just under the QR code of your voucher).
  • Your card details to pay the remainder of the ticket price.
  • The performance details for the show you’d like to book into.

Please note that only one voucher can be use per transaction. Your vouchers are valid until 30 June 2022. Please visit the Service NSW website for further information.

Supported By

Blaque Showgirls was commissioned and produced by Malthouse Theatre and premiered in the Merlyn Theatre on 11 November, 2016.