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The Sapphires

Written and Directed by Tony Briggs



The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award-winning musical play that inspired the film is coming to Hobart 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 Brigg’s mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown 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.

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

‘Sheer enjoyment. The Sapphires is a fun show with loads of appeal.’


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The Sapphires

Theatre Royal
29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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