White Pearl

By Anchuli Felicia King

5 — 7 May 2022

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White Pearl

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
a  Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta & Sydney Theatre Company production

White Pearl 
By Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by Priscilla Jackman

 Sold out, award winning hit of 2019.

 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 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.

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

White Pearl dissects aspects of race and culture and contains content that may be confronting to some audience members.

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

THURSDAY 5 May 2022 7.30pm
FRIDAY 6 May 2022 7.30pm
SATURDAY 7 May 2022 2.30pm
SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022 7.30pm


Join Joanne Kee as she hosts our panel with Courtney Stewart (Dramaturg, White Pearl), Mayu Iwasaki (Actor, White Pearl, 2019)  and Alanna Kamp ( Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University) to explore topics around the practice of skin whitening and cultural taboos

When: Saturday 7 May 6pm – 7pm
Rafferty’s Theatre, Riverside
Free event – Limited seats BOOK HERE


Join us on Saturday 7 May to celebrate the closing night of White Pearl.

We are bringing karaoke to the Riverside courtyard for this very special event.
Hang out with the cast and crew and perhaps bust a move and maybe even sing a song.

This is a ticketed event and must be purchased with a performance ticket. Just add the Closing Night After Party ticket to your package in check out.



Cast and Creatives

Director Priscilla Jackman
Designer Jeremy Allen
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Michael Toisuta
Composer & Associate Sound Designer Me-Lee Hay
Projection Designer Anchuli Felicia King
Dramaturg & Assistant Director Courtney Stewart


Deborah An
Manali Datar
Melissa Gan
Stephen Madsen
Kaori Maeda-Judge
Nicole Milinkovic
Shirong Wu