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The Sapphires

Drama

Presented by HIT Productions and Araluen Arts Centre

“Energetic, passionate, heart wrenching, uplifting, hilarious and engaging.” - Australian Stage

The Sapphires is a multiple award-winning musical play, and film that starred Jessica Mauboy, that is coming to the Araluen stage for one night only.

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, 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 four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic 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.


Locally supported by ABC Alice Springs

A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions 

CAST
Gail – Ngaire Pigram
Julie – Lorinda May Merrypor
Cynthia – Mindy Kwanten
Kay – Matilda Brown
Dave – Mike Smith
Jimmy – Calen Tassone
Joe – Anthony Lim
Robby – Marcus Johnson

Associate MD / Guitar Player – Mitchell Kwanten
Drummer – Jack Hickey
Bass Player – Joel Macintyre

Writer & Director – Tony Briggs
Musical Director – Nathaniel Andrew
Set & Lighting Designer – Mark Howett
Choreographer – Leonard Mickelo
Costume Stylist – Sophie Woodward

Dates 

31 August 2019

Times 

Saturday 31 August, 8.00pm

Duration
140 minutes (including interval)

Prices 

Adults
$65

Concession 
$62.50

Araluen Members
$60

Araluen Members with a concession card
$55

Genre 

Drama

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

PG
Suitable for ages 7+
Warning: Some adult themes, simulated warfare and coarse language

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies on all purchases online and by phone. All ticket prices include GST.

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