PR disasters are like watching a car crash and burn – it’s hard to watch and yet, we can’t look away. One heck of a PR disaster and the ensuing crisis management takes centre stage during White Pearl, the theatrical rollercoaster riding into Queensland Theatre this month. White Pearl is set in the offices of Clearday, a cosmetics start-up in Singapore that has made the big time. When a not-so-nice video goes viral for all of the wrong reasons, the Clearday staff members have to quickly contain the fallout and scramble to keep their heads above water – and off the chopping block.
Penned by creative genius Anchuli Felicia King, White Pearl touches on some timely topics such as toxic workplace culture, not-so-casual racism and how capitalism creates deep-seated insecurity. The play stars some of Australia’s finest theatre talent – Deborah An, Cheryl Ho, Mayu Iwasaki, Nicole Milinkovic, Matthew Pearce, Vaishnavi Suryaprakash and Lin Yin. To secure a ticket to this scintillating production, pop over to Queensland Theatre’s website.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Queensland Theatre.