Bollywood comes to Griffin—sort of.


In Australia, we like ‘em blonde and bronzed. In India, it’s ‘fair and lovely’. What happens if you’re stuck in between?

John Green is an Anglo-Indian Australian actor who dreams of being cast in his favourite soap, ‘Bondi Parade’. The problem is, his coloured contacts can’t hide the fact that his skin is more brown than white. Meanwhile, his skin bleaching mum, Bronwyn, is adamant that he should be procreating with a blonde, white Aussie woman to rid the family of any sign of their ethnic heritage. You guess who he falls in love with.

This very funny play by actor (and Bollywood leading-man) Nicholas Brown and comedian Sam McCool tells a universal tale of identity, cultural assimilation and bleaching your bits.

Contains coarse language, adult themes and sexual themes. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Cast & Crew

“Its refreshing approach makes for exciting theatre… The cast is wonderfully accomplished, and tremendously likeable.” Suzy Goes See

“In challenging ideas about colour and culture, the playwrights have created a broad channel to navigate the rips and reefs of political correctness and the submerged perils of prejudice… The target is definitely hit.” Australian Stage

“This productions’ greatest strength is the synergy of the cast, and the infectious passion they have for the story.” ArtsHub

“This work has the passion of authenticity that reflects the lived experience of both these writers’ lives – their Australian Indian experience. That they still have a sense of humour about it all is why the work is especially arresting. It has a cultural generosity.” Kevin Jackson

Cast & Crew

Director & Dramaturg Shane Anthony
Set & Costume Designer Tobhiyah Stone Feller
Lighting Designer 
Christopher Page
Bali Padda
Stage Manager
Lauren Tulloh 
Katie Beckett, Nicholas Brown, Vivienne Garrett, Julie Goss, Sam McCool, Bishanyia Vincent

Press & Reviews


Adult $38
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $30
Under 35 $30

Phone bookings 02 9361 3817
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $5 for phone bookings apply

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Previews 30 November, 1 December
Season 3 – 17 December
*No performance on Thursday 15 December

Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 17 December 2pm & 7pm

120 minutes including interval

SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011