Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch Music by John Rodgers

Set is 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home. But this only fills Frank with a strong desire to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club. A place where all people are welcome to come together, laugh, romance and dance the night away as Frank sets out to win the heart of Rose, the girl from next door. The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre.

“The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” – Stage Whispers

“… a compelling story of humanity, hope and despair. Enoch directs with finesse and sensitivity. – Arts Hub

“Come and enjoy this beautiful story of love, hope and acceptance with unforgettable characters who represent what really happens to our First Nations people. Enjoy the wonderful music, incredible band and acknowledge the first owners of the country we call Australia.” – The Fame Reporter

“immensely entertaining… a significant achievement. The openness and joy radiating from The Sunshine Club is certain to make your spirits soar.” – Sydney Morning Herald

Creative team
Christine Harris – Producer
Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director
John Rodgers – Composer
Wayne Freer – Musical Director

Suitability
13+ years

Warnings
This show contains theatrical haze and mature themes including a reference to abortion.

The Sunshine Club is supported by

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  • Visual Arts

Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

18th November 2022 — 1st September 2023

Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland is a series of photographs that tell the real-life story of young Aboriginal people in remote Australia

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Strange World

8th December 2022 — 11th January 2023

Mild science fiction themes.

Presented by Country Arts SA

Strange World introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land.

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