World Premiere Season
When Māori corporate hotshot Hera and Aboriginal consultancy entrepreneur Kane locked eyes, it was love at first sight. But there is one thing they can’t control… their families! Join them for the biggest, brownest wedding ever—a hilarious, heart-warming theatre experience from award-winning ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Te Rēhia Theatre.
As the biggest mob of Aunties, Uncles, and cousins from both sides of the ditch get worked up for the brownest wedding ever, the 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?
With a peerless cast including Lana Garland, Laughton Kora, Brady Peeta, Uncle Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, and Tuakoi Ohia, and created by a brilliant team of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori artists, Black Ties reimagines the popular wedding rom-com from a distinctively First Nations perspective. Set to a live score of Black anthems and wedding classics, it will be a party to remember.
BLACK TIES was commissioned by AsiaTOPA, a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council,
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