The Sapphires

Next date: Thursday, 08 September 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:40 PM


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Written and Directed by Tony Briggs

The Sapphires is one of 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.

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.

Rockhampton’s own Lorinda May Merrypor plays Julie in this energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Songs in The Sapphires include:
(Love is like a)Heatwave, He’s So Fine, Respect, My Boyfriend’s Back, I heard it Through the Grapevine, Stop in the Name of Love, Something’s Got a Hold on Me, Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine), Stop in the Name of Love, Chain of Fools and more.

[Not all songs are sung in their entirety, but may be part of medleys].


Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2022 See It Live Theatre Season.

Suitable for ages 7+.  Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language. Strobe light and herbal cigarette smoke used.

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  • Thursday, 08 September 2022 | 07:30 PM - 09:40 PM


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

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