White Pearl

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 24 October - 09 November 2019
Category Live Event


Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and Sydney Theatre Company present
By Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by Priscilla Jackman, with Merlynn Tong

A nasty truth goes viral…

In Singapore, it’s just another day at the office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online. The video goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Someone is definitely going to get fired.

Anchuli Felicia King’s new play is a ruthlessly entertaining portrait of toxic corporate culture, casual racism and the complexity of pan-Asian relations. As the team at Clearday scrambles to contain the fallout, the open-plan, glass-door office proves to be a nest of secrets, lies and resentments.

This new Australian work is a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company.

King is an exciting, original young voice and it’s a play rich with twists, dark comedy and brutal honesty.

Suitable for: Ages 15+

FYI This production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references

Dates & Times:

General Public Performances
Thursday 24 October 2019 at 7.30pm Preview
Friday 25 October 2019 at 7.30pm Preview
Saturday 26 October 2019 at 7.30pm Opening Night
Tuesday 29 October 2019 at 7.30pm
Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 31 October 2019 at 7.30pm
Friday 1 November 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 2 November 2019 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 7.30pm
Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 7.30pm (Audio Described)
Thursday 7 November 2019 at 7.30pm
Friday 8 November 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 9 November 2019 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Schools Performance
Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 1.30pm

Insight Event – Night with the Actors
Post-show Tuesday 29 October
Designed to give you further insight into the play, the audience stay in their seats after the performance and the cast return to the stage to take part in a casual Q&A session. Audience members are welcome to quiz the cast about their experience of making and working on the show. Tickets to the performance include Night with the Actors are an audience favourite and always sell fast.

White Pearl was first developed by Playwriting Australia through its National New Play Development Program and the National Play Festival in 2018. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Photo by Rene Valie


Anchulli Felicia King

Priscilla Jackman

Deborah An
Mayu Iwasaki
Vaishnavi Suryaprakash
Merlynn Tong
Catherine Văn-Davies
Shirong Wu



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85 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for the performance on 29 October and the daytime performance on 30 October)

Ticket Prices

Concession $37
30 Club $30
Child 15 - 18 years $30

Concession $44
30 & Under $39
Child 15 - 18 years $30

Group 10+


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