• The Sapphires

    Written and Directed by Tony Briggs

  • Date:

    Thursday 21st February
    8pm
  • PRICE:

    $52.50 - $65.00
  • LOCATION:

    Auditorium
  • RUNNING TIME:

    Approx 2 hrs 20 mins
  • TICKETS:

    Entertainment Centre
    Box Office: 1300 788 503
    Book Now
  • PACKAGES:

    Dinner
  • Category: Music
The Sapphires Poster

A Production by Christine Harris and HIT Productions

The Sapphires

Written and Directed by Tony Briggs

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2019 Season

The Sapphires is one of 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 the Shoalhaven Entertainment 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.

“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie-going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from The Sapphires with a smile on their faces.” said Tony.

Four young Aboriginal women, 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 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.

Cast Ngaire Pigram, Matilda Brown, Mindy Kwanten, Lorinda Merrypor, Mike Smith
Producer Christine Harris and HIT Productions
Playwright & Director Tony Briggs
Associate Producer Kylie Bracknell (Kaarljilba Kaardn)
Musical Director Nathaniel Andrew
Set & LX Designer Mark Howett
Choreographer Leonard Mickelo

PRICES

Member/Group 8+/U30: $52.50
Adult: $65
Conc: $55

TRANSACTION FEES

Counter Sales: no transaction fee
Online Bookings: $2 per transaction
Telephone Bookings: $5.50 per transaction
Postage (if required): $5 per order

ENCORE DINING

Enjoy a delicious pre-show two-course dinner

Member: $38
Regular: $42

Dinner bookings for this event will close on Thursday 14 February at 2pm

All meals are freshly prepared on site using local suppliers. To assist us in providing you with your preferred menu choice it is essential to place your order by calling the Box Office or emailing us here at least one week prior to the show to place your order.

You can view our 2019 Summer menu here

Dinner commences at 6pm – please be seated no later than 6.30pm
For further information please contact our Box Office on 1300 788 503.

RUNNING TIME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Approximately 2 hrs 20 mins (incl interval)

RECOMMENDED FOR
Ages 7+ Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
HIT Productions
Australia Council for the Arts

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