by Griffin Theatre Company

Written by Nakkiah Lui

Available on demand TBC 2024

Plumage! Puns! Political incorrectness gone mad! Griffin Theatre Company is proud to present: Blaque Showgirls!

A lonely kid in rural Australia, fair-skinned Sarah Jane Jones is deathly sure of two things: 1. She’s the best dancer in the whole town of Chithole, and 2. She’s a proud Aboriginal woman. There’s very little proof of either of these things.

So, when a long-lost photograph offers hope of her Indigenous ancestry, Sarah Jane high-tails it to the glitziest casino in Brisvegas. Her mission? To land a role in the First Nations burlesque spectacular: ‘Blaque Showgirls’… by any means necessary.

Blaque Showgirls is Nakkiah Lui’s sparkly, smart-arsed spoof of the so-bad-it’s-good cinematic masterpiece Showgirls. The luminous Stephanie Somerville (Chalkface) fan kicks her way to the front of the chorus line alongside an all-star, all-First Nations cast of incredible performers!

Approximate Duration: 90minutes.

Content Warnings: (largely satirical) depictions of racism, racial slurs, blood and gore, drug use, murder, sexism, sexual abuse, physical violence, weapons, and partial nudity. The play also contains references to death, dying, homophobia and genitalia. The production contains loud and dynamic sounds, bright lights and production smoke/haze.