Written and Directed by Tony Briggs
The Sapphires is one of 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.
Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like The Q and across the nation, writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.
Four young women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones, they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.
The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Brigg’s mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women who sing Motown Soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
RUNNING TIME: 2 hrs 20 mins inclusive of an interval
AUDIENCE ADVICE: some adult themes, simulated warfare and coarse language, Haze effects, Strobe lighting and cigarette smoking. Cameras or any form of recording device are not permitted during and performance
EARLY BIRD available until 13 January 2019
Wednesday 13 February 2019 – 8.00pm
Thursday 14 February 2019 – 8.00pm
Friday 15 February 2019 – 8.00pm SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 February 2019 – 2.00pm SOLD OUT & 8.00pm
Monday 18 February 2019 – 8.00pm SOLD OUT
Group 8+: $55
Early Bird available until 13 January 2019
Group 8+: $50
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