A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne Goolagong. Hers is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town, rose to become the number one tennis player in the world and a household name by the age of 19.
Evonne Goolagong’s heart-warming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country.
This landmark new Australian work is written and directed by Yorta Yorta / Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!).
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“Sunshine Super Girl is destined to become a legacy piece, one that celebrates our history, reflects on our struggle for equality, and shows how the spirit can overcome in spectacular ways.” – The Conversation, Liza-Mare Syron Jan 2021
Ella Ferris – Evonne
Katina Olsen – Barbara/Ensemble
Jacqueline Compton – Mum/Ensemble
Lincoln Elliott – Roger/Dad/Ensemble
Kirk Page – Larry/Mr Edwards/Ensemble
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guests are advised that this performance may contain images of people who are deceased. Mild coarse language, adult themes, flashing lights & haze.
Recommended for age 12+
Sunshine Super Girl is produced by Performing Lines and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; the Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation; the Blake-Beckett Trust; Moogahlin Performing Arts; Australian Plays Transform through its Playwrights’ Retreat Program; and Production Co-Commissioners Griffith Regional Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, QPAC and seven regional venue partners.
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