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

Cast
Gail: Ngaire Pigram
Kay: Matilda Brown
Cynthia: Mindy Kwanten
Julie: Lorinda May Merrypor
Dave: Mike Smith

The Sapphires is supported by

Green Book
  • Film

Green Book

16th February 2019 — 16th March 2019

Coarse language

Presented by Country Arts SA

Inspired By A True Friendship

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On The Basis Of Sex
  • Film

On The Basis Of Sex

21st February 2019 — 9th March 2019

Coarse language

Presented by Country Arts SA

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

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Escape Room
  • Film

Escape Room

8th March 2019 — 9th March 2019

Mature themes, violence and coarse language

Presented by Country Arts SA

Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

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