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Mike White and Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation

Thinking about a trip to the Harbour City? Jet in for Vivid Sydney's dazzling takeover, and experience an exclusive Concrete Playground Trips package that includes a conversation with the creator and star of 'The White Lotus'.
By Grace MacKenzie and Sarah Ward
April 21, 2023
By Grace MacKenzie and Sarah Ward
April 21, 2023

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There are many reasons to thank Mike White, creator and writer of The White Lotus, for bringing the hit HBO series to our screens. Firstly, he's responsible for one of the best TV shows of late — a program that's weaponised luxurious settings, helped set travel itineraries, thoroughly eaten the rich, spun twisty murder-mysteries, and kept viewers guessing throughout each and every episode of two spectacular seasons. What else? He's brought cultural darling Jennifer Coolidge to her rightful place at the front of our consciousness — and the winning spot in awards season. The star of the show, she dazzled us in everything from American Pie and Legally Blonde to Promising Young Woman before she brought the cool, loveably clueless millionaire Tanya McQuoid to life.

In huge news, on Saturday, June 10, worshipping the White-and-Coolidge pairing in the flesh is a possibility thanks to Vivid Sydney — and Concrete Playground Trips has an exclusive deal for you. First, the event details: the duo is coming to the Harbour City's Aware Super Theatre at the ICC Sydney for an exclusive in-conversation session moderated by Benjamin Law as a part of Vivid Ideas. As well as hearing about their careers and long friendship, you'll hear Coolidge talk about her time on The White Lotus, and White chat about the creation of the series especially for Coolidge: "Jennifer's the reason I did [The] White Lotus in the first place. I just wanted to write something for her, I just adore her," White told The New York Times.

The exclusive Trips deal? Two tickets to Vivid Sydney's Mike White and Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation event on Saturday, June 10, plus a night at the lush Kimpton Margot in the CBD. That's one night to luxuriate into your inside look at this Hollywood pair's relationship before soaking up Vivid Sydney's bright lights and creative expression.

So, whether you're a superfan of The White Lotus or simply witnessed the culture-altering effects of the show take shape, this Vivid Sydney session will have you immersed in a stellar friendship, creative storytelling, cultural commentary and the power of comedy.

Mike White and Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation hits Aware Super Theatre at the ICC Sydney on Saturday, June 10. Take in the full Vivid Sydney experience with Concrete Playground Trips' exclusive event package, which includes two A-reserve or premium tickets to the in-conversation event and a one-night stay at Kimpton Margot (or another hotel handpicked by us). For more information, head to the website.

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