"Our people are dying. Wake up."

About

Young actor Breythe left Kalgoorlie dreaming of a dazzling career.

Now he’s found himself starring in a controversial Australia Day ad that pays big, but draws the ire of his mob. Racism is subtle but persistent in an industry where directors request he darken up for ‘authenticity’ and typecast him as ‘tracker,’ ‘drinker’ or ‘thief.’

Returning home, Breythe’s just as alienated from country and lore. His cultural capital distances him from furious brother Mateo and activist sister Carina, all of them struggling with regret and responsibility after their father’s death.

Meyne Wyatt burst onto the acting scene in 2011’s Silent Disco at Griffin, going on to grace our screens (The Sapphires, Redfern Now, Mystery Road) and star on the Broadway stage (Peter Pan). Now he returns to the Stables as a playwright who is as courageous as he is merciless. It may be unclear where character ends and creator begins.

City of Gold is a howl of rage at the injustice, inequality and wilful amnesia of this country’s 21st century. It’s an urgent play for our moment from a vital new voice. As Childish Gambino sings across the Pacific ‘This is America,’ Meyne Wyatt calls back loudly ‘This is Australia.’

A co-production with Queensland Theatre

Cast & Creatives

Director Isaac Drandic
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
With Meyne Wyatt

Performance Times

Preview 26 – 30 July
Opening Nights 31 July & 1 August
Season 2 August – 31 August

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 28 August 2pm & 7pm

Meet The Artists
Tuesday 6 August

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 27 August

Pricing

Subscription

5 Play 4 Play 3 Play
Full $255 Full $216 Full $168
Concession, Preview $205 Concession, Preview $172 Concession, Preview $138
Under 35 $170 Under 35 $140 Under 35 $108
5 Play 
Full $255
Concession, Preview $205
Under 35 $170
4 Play 
Full $216
Concession, Preview $172
Under 35 $140
3 Play
Full $168
Concession, Preview $138
Under 35 $108

 

Single Tickets

Full $62
Concession / Preview / Groups 8+ $52
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush $20

 

Single tickets on sale Monday 3 December 2018
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply

 

Video

Lee Lewis on City of Gold

Supported by

This project has been assisted by Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Ann & Brian O’Connell
(in memoriam)

 

Sponsors & Partners