The Sapphires

Next date: Saturday, 18 April 2020 | 07:30 PM


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Written and Directed by Tony Briggs

The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories, and winner of multiple awards for film, musical play and soundtrack album. Now, Rockhampton audience can experience the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story live on stage.

The Sapphires is the story of four young Aboriginal women who like singing country music and 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 soul hits (performed live on stage) 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.

The show features some fabulous hits of the era, performed live on stage, including He’s So Fine, Respect, My Boyfriend’s Back, Stop in the Name of Love, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Chain of Fools, Love is Like a Heatwave and more.

Patron advice: Suitable for ages 7+. Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language.


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Ticket transaction fees may apply to purchases. Fees are based on your method of payment, delivery and the specific event you are attending.

EITHER a fee of $5.40 per transaction will apply for a booking made with the box office by telephone
OR a fee of $1.65 per ticket will apply for tickets purchased online.

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These fees are current until 30 June 2020




  • Saturday, 18 April 2020 | 07:30 PM


Pilbeam Theatre, Cnr Victoria Parade & Cambridge Street, Rockhampton City 4700  View Map

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