CancelledThe Sapphires

This event is cancelled as a safety precaution in response to COVID-19. We will continue to communicate and advise when we have further information on future events.

Our priority is for the health and safety of the community and urge everyone to look out for friends and family in the following weeks and months ahead.


Ticket holders will be contacted by the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office to arrange refunds. Please bear with us during this period as we have a number of cancelled shows to refund, representing several thousand tickets in total. We  ask for your patience in waiting for us to contact you to discuss/process your refund. Please do not contact or call into the Box Office to collect a refund unless we have contacted you first to advise it has been processed.



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 audiences can experience the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story live on stage.

Featuring Rockhampton’s own Lorrinda May Merrypor amongst a talented cast, The Sapphires is a heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of playwright / director Tony Briggs’ mother.

The Sapphires was inspired by the true story of four aboriginal 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.

Image shows some 2019 cast members.




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.

Delivery charges if applicable are detailed at Check-Out.

Cash sales in person at the Box Office will not incur transaction fees.

These fees are current until 30 June 2020



When (All dates cancelled)

  • Saturday, 18 April 2020 | 07:30 PM


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

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