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

Adelaide Big Band
  • Music

Adelaide Big Band

23rd February 2019

Presented by Country Arts SA

Come along and join the South Australia’s premier jazz orchestra the Adelaide Big Band (18-piece) featuring slick crooner Bill Parton in an afternoon of well-loved big-band swing music.

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Animal Farm
  • Theatre

Animal Farm

28th February 2019 — 10th April 2019

Presented by State Theatre Company South Australia, Country Arts SA

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others

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Cirque Africa: Adelaide Fringe 2019
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre

Cirque Africa: Adelaide Fringe 2019

6th March 2019

Presented by L & W Entertainment Productions

Cirque Africa is 100% African 100% Energy and 100% Fun. A cultural experience like no other, a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production.

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