BLACK TIES
ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY AND TE RĒHIA THEATRE | AUSTRALIA & AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON
10–18 JANUARY Sydney Town Hall $70–$80 + BF 150 MINS incl interval
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EVENT INFO
VENUE
WHEN
  • Fri 10 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sat 11 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sun 12 Jan at 2.00pm
    Sun 12 Jan at 7.30pm
    Tue 14 Jan at 7.30pm* 
    Wed 15 Jan at 7.30pm
    Thu 16 Jan at 7.30pm
    Fri 17 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 2.00pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 7.30pm

    * AUSLAN Interpreted. Followed by Q&A hosted by UTS

TICKETS & PRICING
  • Priority Full Price – $70–$80
    General Admission Full Price – $70–$80
    General Admission Concession – $63–$72 
    + booking fee
BLACK TIES
ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY AND TE RĒHIA THEATRE | AUSTRALIA & AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

You’re invited to the wedding reception of Māori woman Hera and Aboriginal man Kane, two ambitious and deeply in love career-hotshots who have their perfect day flawlessly mapped out. But there’s one thing Hera and Kane can’t control…their families.

As the biggest mob of Aunties, Uncles and cousins from both sides of the ‘ditch’ get worked up for the blackest wedding ever, reality sinks in fast. Will this international love story bring two strong cultures together, or will it blow Hera and Kane’s world apart?

Featuring a live band rocking out retro classics, BLACK TIES is an irreverent, vibrant and hilarious new work from two leading First Nations theatre companies: ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (Australia) and Te Rēhia Theatre (Aotearoa/New Zealand).

With an unrivaled cast including Uncle Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, Lisa Maza and Brady Peeti, and created by a crack team of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori artists, BLACK TIES reimagines the popular wedding rom-com from a distinctively First Nations perspective.

This will be a party to remember. Don your deadliest outfit and most gamin fascinator and be there!

Accessibility
Important Info

Licensed Venue - Under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Warning - This performance contains coarse language and adult themes.

Recommended for ages 12+

Priority Entry tickets allow patrons first entry into the venue. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance to ensure early access is possible

Cast and Credits
Creative Team
Written by John Harvey and Tainui Tukiwaho
Directed by Rachael Maza and Tainui Tukiwaho
Set Designer: Jacob Nash
Composer and Musical Director: Brendon Boney
Lighting Designer: Jane Hakaraia
AV Designer: James Henry
Sound Designer: Laughton Kora
Costume Designer: Te Ura Hoskins
 
Performers
Jack Charles
Mark Coles Smith
Lana Garland
Tawhirangi Macpherson
Lisa Maza
Tuakoi Ohia
Brady Peeti
Tainui Tukiwaho
Dalara Williams
Dion Williams
 
And a three-piece band led by Brendan Boney and Featuring Laughton Kora

BLACK TIES was commissioned by AsiaTOPA, a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne; and has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Sydney Festival, Perth Festival, New Zealand Festival, Auckland Festival, AsiaTOPA Festival and Brisbane Festival. BLACK TIES is also supported by Creative New Zealand and The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts & Cultural Development. ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne. 
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10–18 JANUARY
$70–$80 + BF
150 MINS incl interval
City of Sydney Major Festival Initiative Australian Council for the Arts
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