Black Ties (Perth Festival) [Perth]
Black Ties (Perth Festival) [Perth]

Event Information


Friday February 14, 2020
7:30 PM


Studio Underground
178 William St
Perth, Western Australia 6000

Auslan Interpreter/s

Christy Filipich & Trish Townsend

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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‘A sharp, funny version… masterfully – and mischievously – played.’

THE AUSTRALIAN (on Te R?hia Theatre’s SolOTHELLO)


A Perth Festival Commission
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company & Te Rehia Theatre

When M?ori corporate hotshot Hera and Aboriginal entrepreneur Kane locked eyes at a Cultural Awareness session, it was love at first sight. Ambitious and career focused, Kane and Hera now have their perfect future all mapped out. But there is one thing they 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 is sinking in. Fast! Will this international love story bring two strong cultures together? Or will it blow Hera and Kane’s world apart?

BLACK TIES is a hilarious and heart-warming immersive theatre experience that reminds us of the power of love to unite us.

Created by a bold and brilliant team of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and M?ori artists and with a peerless cast including Uncle Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, Lisa Maza, Tuakoi Ohia and Brady Peet, BLACK TIES re-imagines the popular rom-com wedding from a distinctively First Nations perspective.

Set to a live score of Black anthems and wedding classics, this will be a party to remember happily ever after.


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