Dating Black | BREC

Dating Black

Run Time 90 mins + Post show Q&A
Ticket Prices
Adult $42 + BF | Concession $32 + BF | Under 30:  $30 + BF
Groups 6+ $35 + BF | BREC Access applies
Includes tickets for Dating Black & Black Sun/Blood Moon
Theatre Lovers: $62 + BF | Theatre Lovers Concession: $50 + BF
Presented By BREC and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

WARNINGS: Contains coarse language and sexual references.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Recommended for ages 15+

ARRIVE EARLY:  Join Bunbury’s own local Chanteuse Nerida Mangano, professional opera singer, performer and host with the most from 6:30pm to enjoy wine tasting with Capel Vale, round robin table tennis and song.

27 April 2023
7:30 pm

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

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.

Making the night even more memorable, BREC have laid on pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm, all hosted by Bunbury’s own local Chanteuse Nerida Mangano, professional opera singer, performer and host with the most.

Patrons are invited to come early and enjoy wine tasting with Capel Vale, round robin table tennis, and song. So if you are looking for a fun evening out, Dating Black at BREC promises to be a night to remember.

Creative Credits

Director: Bruce Denny
Assistant Director: Marlanie Haerewa
Dramaturg: Polly Low
Producer: Jen Edwards
Production Manager: Jack Wilson
Set and Costume Designer: Matthew Raven
Lighting Designer: Peter Young
Sound Designer: Ella Portwine
Stage Manager: Jasmyn Day
Assistant Stage Manager: Lucy Arnall and Helah Milroy
Choreographer: Nadia Martich
Cast: Bobbi Henry, Derek Nannup, Maitland Schnaars, Rayma McGrath Morrison, Tegan Mulvany

Tour supported by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Wesfarmers and Woodside Energy.

This project is supported by Playing WA through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program





Love theatre? BREC is thrilled to present the Theatre Lovers Ticket Package .

This theatrical duo features two incredible productions from our 2023 BREC Presents program including; Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s new rom-com, the funny and spirited DATING BLACK; and Critical Stages Touring’s new play about the climate crisis with decidedly magic realist twist BLACK SUN / BLOOD MOON.

BREC’s Theatre Lovers Ticket Package offers both performances at a discounted price PLUS ticket package holders receive the same reserved seating for each show along with a guarantee of two captivating nights out at BREC!

*Individual show tickets are also available for those not wanting to see both performances.



  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

 The safety of our patrons, staff, and community remains our priority, and we’re working hard to ensure your safety while visiting BREC. For further information please refer to our COVID 19 Policy

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar.


A doorway to the arts that’s always open!

We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.

So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.

$10.00 OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else

* Limited BREC Access Tickets available




“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