Dating Black

Saturday 15th April 2023

Dating Black by Narelle Thorne is the latest work to have come out of Yirra Yaakin Writers’ Group. It is the first play by new playwright Narelle Thorne.

Djinda has come out of a bad marriage and moved back in with family. Her best friend Hope is also single and ready to mingle. “Window shopping is what she enjoys most”. Djinda’s brother is very protective of her and ready to take on anyone that might risk her heart being broken again. Justin is the new man on the scene but is he too smooth? No one comes without baggage after 30!

A funny and spirited story of the trials and tribulations of dating and finding love as a mature adult – compounded by being a Blackfulla and the comedic threat of being related, even distantly, to anyone that shows an interest. How do we find love and understanding later in life?

“Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s new rom-com will have you swiping right.” – Seesaw Magazine

“Thorne writes with sweet insight and a fetching; light feel for comedy.”- The Turnstiles

“…Narelle Throne has delivered a laugh-out-loud funny comedy that will have you grinning all the way through.” – Out in Perth

“I didn’t realise how much I needed a good laugh until I left with sides hurting, jaw aching. Can’t recommend Dating Black show enough – get out, have a laugh, enjoy.” – Audience member

“So authentic & warm. Fab humour & chemistry on stage.” – Audience member

Event Details

Time: 7pm

Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre

Cost: From $25


Contact: Goldfields Arts Centre

Phone: 90210999



Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 15th April 2023

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