April 4, 2020, 8:00 pmBlue Mountains Theatre
Written and directed by Tony Briggs
The Sapphires is a multi-award winning musical play based on the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. This uplifting Australian classic – full of comedy, heart and romance, together with unbeatable soul music – will stay with you for years to come.
One of Australia’s best-loved stories, The Sapphires has won multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. For this special national tour, writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of the story yet.
Set in the late 1960s against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval, The Sapphires is the incredible journey of four sassy young Yorta Yorta women. Plucked from obscurity, they are given the opportunity to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones and their powerhouse voices, the talented singers find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.
Joyful and vibrant, The Sapphires, explores the power of love and family bonds, challenges stereotypes and affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
Produced by Christine Harris & HIT Productions
Suitable for ages 7+. Contains some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of course language.
Please note: this production features strobe lighting, haze and herbal cigarettes.
Producer – Christine Harris and HIT Productions
Writer & Director – Tony Briggs
Resident Director – Mike Smith
Musical Director – Nathaniel Andrew
Associate Musical Director – Mitchell Kwanten
Set & LX Designer – Mark Howett
Choreographer – Leonard Mickelo
Costume Stylist – Sophie Woodward
Costume Assistant – Jacinta Keefe
Vocal Coach – Mindy Kwanten
Dance Captain – Lorinda May Merrypor
Julie – Lorinda May Merrypor
Gail – Jade Lomas-Ronan
Dave – Mike Smith
Joe – Anthony Lim
Saturday 4 April, 8pm
Sunday 5 April, 2pm
Group (8+) $46
Youth (<18 years) $35
A one off Booking fee of $3.30 (for service and handling) applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 or online.