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 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.
“A gem of a play. Briggs mixes fact and fiction to lay bare and flesh out his celebratory tale which, though political in patches, is focused on the personal. The Sapphires is heartfelt and joyous. Superb.” Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald
Producer Christine Harris and HIT Productions
Playwright & Director Tony Briggs
Musical Director Nathaniel Andrew
Set & LX Designer Mark Howett
The Sapphires is part of the Civic Theatre 2019 Subscription Season. Subscriptions are available from Wednesday 5th December, single ticket sales available Monday 28th January 2019.
*As adopted in Council’s fees and charges for the 2018/19 year, a fee of $2.00 for all transactions will apply from Monday August 6th 2018 including counter, phone and online sales. This is a per transaction fee, not a per ticket fee, that will be applied at the end of your purchase. Shows with free tickets, such as Music at Midday, will remain free. Please note: The initial purchase of Gift Vouchers and subscriptions is exempt.
Date & Time:
Friday 24 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 25 May, 7:30pm
2 hours & 20 minutes (including interval
Group 4+ $45.00ea
Youth U/25 $35.00
Child U/15 $15.00
Adult Subscriber $45.00
Concession Subscriber $40.00
Youth U/25 Subscriber $30.00
*Transaction fees apply
Suitable for ages 7+.
Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language.
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Burns Way (off Tarcutta St)
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650