The Sapphires Written & directed by Tony Briggs
The Sapphires is one of the 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 Manning 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.
The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic 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.
Audience Suitability & Warnings: Strobe lighting. Some adult themes, simulated warfare. Some coarse language. Suitable 7yrs+
Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins including interval
Tickets: Adult $65, concession $60, student/ Under 21 $40, group 8+ $58, friend of the MEC 2022 $55, school Group 30+ $16
(For school and educational group bookings please contact Helen Knight on 6592 5466. Complimentary teacher tickets available - limited numbers)