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The Sapphires


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 

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


31 August 2019


Saturday 31 August, 8.00pm

140 minutes (including interval)




Araluen Members

Araluen Members with a concession card




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.




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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