How to Rule the World
How to Rule the World
Sydney Theatre Company
Touring Show
11 Feb 2019 to 6 Apr 2019
Duration - Approx 130 mins, including interval
Not suitable for children
Drug use
Coarse language
Contains adult themes

Tour Dates and Locations
11 Feb 201930 Mar 2019Sydney Opera House - Drama Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $60 - $99 ...more
3 Apr 20196 Apr 2019The Playhouse
Tickets & Sessions: $55 - $85 ...more


A PLAY ABOUT SEX, LIES AND THE BALANCE OF POWER.An Aboriginal, an Asian and an Islander walk into a bar… It’s not the beginning of a racist joke, it’s the catalyst for a stinging satire on Australian politics from award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui (Black is the New White).

Vic, Zaza and Chris are political insiders hustling their way to the top. They want influence, they want change, they want to take over Parliament House. They leave that bar drunk on power, with a plan to take over the world. First step: find a likeable white guy to use as a political puppet. What could possibly go wrong?

In the hands of Sydney Theatre Company Associate Director Paige Rattray, who brought us Lui’s smash-hit romcom Black is the New White, How to Rule the World is a fast-paced comedy that tackles our country’s myths of multiculturalism and the fair go. This motley group of political operatives are convinced they can beat the system from the inside. But will they change the system? Or will ...more
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