Go to How to Rule the World, 3–6 April 2019

This show is part of Collected Works 2019

3–6 April 2019

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                      COLLECTED WORKS 2019 PURCHASE 4 SHOWS AND SAVE UP TO $40 OR MORE ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE BY BECOMING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER

A PLAY ABOUT SEX, LIES AND THE BALANCE OF POWER.

An Aboriginal, an Asian and an Islander walk into a bar… It’s not the beginning of a racist joke, it’s the catalyst for a stinging satire on Australian politics from award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui (Black is the New White). Vic, Zaza and Chris are political insiders hustling their way to the top. They want influence, they want change, they want to take over Parliament House. They leave that bar drunk on power, with a plan to take over the world. First step: find a likeable white guy to use as a political puppet. What could possibly go wrong? In the hands of Sydney Theatre Company Associate Director Paige Rattray, who brought us Lui’s smash-hit romcom Black is the New White, How to Rule the World is a fast-paced comedy that tackles our country’s myths of multiculturalism and the fair go. This motley group of political operatives are convinced they can beat the system from the inside. But will they change the system? Or will the system change them?

"...[Nakkiah Lui] dishes out big social issues with a whole heap of goofball." The Guardian on Black is the New White

Show details:

Synopsis

3–6 April 2019

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2019

PURCHASE 4 SHOWS AND SAVE UP TO $40
OR MORE ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE
BY BECOMING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER

A PLAY ABOUT SEX, LIES AND THE BALANCE OF POWER.

An Aboriginal, an Asian and an Islander walk into a bar… It’s not the beginning of a racist joke, it’s the catalyst for a stinging satire on Australian politics from award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui (Black is the New White).

Vic, Zaza and Chris are political insiders hustling their way to the top. They want influence, they want change, they want to take over Parliament House. They leave that bar drunk on power, with a plan to take over the world. First step: find a likeable white guy to use as a political puppet. What could possibly go wrong?

In the hands of Sydney Theatre Company Associate Director Paige Rattray, who brought us Lui’s smash-hit romcom Black is the New White, How to Rule the World is a fast-paced comedy that tackles our country’s myths of multiculturalism and the fair go. This motley group of political operatives are convinced they can beat the system from the inside. But will they change the system? Or will the system change them?

“…[Nakkiah Lui] dishes out big social issues with a whole heap of goofball.” The Guardian on Black is the New White

Dates

Gala Opening – Wednesday 3 April, 7.30pm

Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm

Friday 5 April, 7.30pm

Saturday 6 April, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

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Credits

DIRECTOR:
Paige Rattray

DESIGNER:
Marg Horwell

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Emma Valente

CAST:
Gareth Davies
Vanessa Downing
Michelle Lim Davidson
Nakkiah Lui
Hamish Michael
Anthony Taufa

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Sydney Theatre Company production

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 130 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This show contains adult themes, obscene language, nudity and drug use.

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

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Access

Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 6 April, 12pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 6 April, 1.30pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 6 April, 1.30pm

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Thursday 4 April

 

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