Full disclosure – I had high expectations when I heard that Nakkiah Lui’s new play was opening at the Malthouse. ‘Blaque Showgirls’ did not disappoint.
The play follows ‘light skinned ‘blaque’ girl’, Ginny Jones (played by Bessie Holland), who dreams of making it big as an Aboriginal showgirl in Brisvegas. There’s only one problem: Everyone thinks she’s white. With her stereotypical Asian best friend (Emi Canavan) by her side, Ginny is ready to see her name in lights – and she’s not going to let political correctness stop her.