The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award - winning musical play, that inspired the film, is coming to The Brolga Theatre stage for the first time.
Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and 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 Tony Briggs’ mother – the incredible journey 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 play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
Written and Directed by Tony Briggs
“The Sapphires is a play about fulfilling dreams and challenging stereotypes. It is a play about hope.” Kate Herbert, The Herald Sun
“The Sapphires is as close as anything I've seen to a sure-fire hit. This is great popular theatre, which is confident enough to take no prisoners.“ Alison Crogan, Theatre Notes
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.