The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia and bring this story directly to local stages. Four young Aboriginal country music singers in regional Australia suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives.
The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Briggs’ mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of massive social upheaval.
“A gem of a play. Briggs mixes fact and fiction to lay bare and flesh out his celebratory tale which, though political in patches, is focused on the personal. The Sapphires is heartfelt and joyous. Superb.” Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald
Written and Directed by Tony Briggs.
Gail: Jade Lomas-Ronan (not pictured)
Kay: Matilda Brown
Cynthia: Mindy Kwanten
Julie: Lorinda May Merrypor
Dave: Mike Smith
Warning contains adult themes, simulated warfare and coarse language.
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5th December 2019 — 29th November 2020
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14th December 2019 — 27th September 2020
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29th January 2020 — 29th February 2020
Mild themes, violence and coarse language
Presented by Country Arts SA
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