Written and Directed by Tony Briggs
This funny, heart-warming tale, inspired by the life of writer Tony Briggs’ mother, is one of Australia’s best-loved stories, winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. It tells of the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval, taking place in Australia in the late 60’s.
These four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like to sing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.
Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the intimate telling of the The Sapphires story yet, bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to the stage, a story affirming life and the realisation of dreams.
“A gem of a play… heartfelt and joyous” Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald