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27–30 April 2022

There’s no such thing as bad publicity...

A 'blisteringly funny satire' (Time Out) by one of Australia’s most exciting young playwrights, White Pearl returns after its sold-out 2019 Australian premiere with The National Theatre of Parramatta and acclaimed productions in London and Washington D.C. Things are heating up in the oh-so-cool Singapore headquarters of Clearday™, an upstart player in the Asian skincare game. Sales of their new range – ‘White Pearl’ skin-whitening cream – are going through the roof, and the ambitious team of young women have their eyes to the sky. That is, until their new TV commercial is leaked online and starts going viral for all the wrong reasons. As the views climb, the mood in the office nosedives and the team scrambles to contain the fallout and save more than just their jobs in the process. With a shrewd eye, acerbic wit and machine gun dialogue, STC Patrick White Playwrights Fellow Anchuli Felicia King deftly unravels toxic corporate culture, the complexity of Pan-Asian relations and racism in a wildly entertaining, gasp-inducing night at the theatre. ★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★1/2 Limelight
The Canberra season of White Pearl has been rescheduled to 27-30 April 2022. We’ve contacted ticketholders with details. If you have any questions, please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au.

Show details:

Synopsis

27–30 April 2022

There’s no such thing as bad publicity…

A ‘blisteringly funny satire’ (Time Out) by one of Australia’s most exciting young playwrights, White Pearl returns after its sold-out 2019 Australian premiere with The National Theatre of Parramatta and acclaimed productions in London and Washington D.C.

Things are heating up in the oh-so-cool Singapore headquarters of Clearday™, an upstart player in the Asian skincare game. Sales of their new range – ‘White Pearl’ skin-whitening cream – are going through the roof, and the ambitious team of young women have their eyes to the sky. That is, until their new TV commercial is leaked online and starts going viral for all the wrong reasons. As the views climb, the mood in the office nosedives and the team scrambles to contain the fallout and save more than just their jobs in the process.

With a shrewd eye, acerbic wit and machine gun dialogue, STC Patrick White Playwrights Fellow Anchuli Felicia King deftly unravels toxic corporate culture, the complexity of Pan-Asian relations and racism in a wildly entertaining, gasp-inducing night at the theatre.

★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★1/2 Limelight


The Canberra season of White Pearl has been rescheduled to 27-30 April 2022. We’ve contacted ticketholders with details. If you have any questions, please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au.

COVID-19 SAFETY

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Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

What else are we doing to keep you safe?

We are taking every precaution to make theatre attendance safe, find out how here.

Access

  Saturday 30 April 2022, 2pm performance will be captioned.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents Sydney Theatre Company and Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta production

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 85 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains obscene language, adult themes and sexual references. White Pearl dissects aspects of race and culture and contains content that may be confronting to some audience members.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

 

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