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23 Feb 2019 | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Book Tickets

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. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 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 Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune 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 Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging musical that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Performance times:

2 hours 20 minutes

You can enjoy a delicious meal for $25 at Bellbird Dining & Bar before the evening performance of The Sapphires. Click here to reserve your seat.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration2hrs 20 mins


CostAdult: $40
Concession: $35
Adult groups 10+: $38
Conc. groups 10+: $32

Phone02 8711 7123


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