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.
Rockhampton’s own Lorinda May Merrypor plays Julie in this energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2022 See It Live Theatre Season.