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

Cirque Africa
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre

Cirque Africa

20th February 2019 — 28th February 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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Reels Film Society
  • Film

Reels Film Society

21st February 2019

Coarse Language, sexual references and mature themes

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: The tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame.

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ACO Collective - Mozart, Haydn & More
  • Music

ACO Collective - Mozart, Haydn & More

2nd March 2019

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra, Country Arts SA

An evening of the finest classical music from Mozart to Haydn alongside new commissions from composer and pianist of indie rock band The Jezebels.

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