20 Feb 2020

Sapphires Sparkle on Empire Theatre stage

One of Australia’s most loved stories is coming to life on the Empire Theatre stage on Thursday March 19.

The Sapphires is an energetic and heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of playwright Tony Brigg’s mother, set in 1968 during landmark changes to Aboriginal rights.

The Sapphires tells the story of a singing group of four young Yorta Yorta women who travel to Vietnam to sing classic soul songs for the troops in what would be a life altering trip to the depths of war and back again.

Produced by Christine Harris and HIT Productions, the acclaimed musical play, The Sapphires by Tony Briggs, features a talented young ensemble of first nation performers as well as multicultural performers and a highly credentialed Indigenous Australian directing and design team.

This production seeks to take the story further than ever before in one of the most extensive regional tours ever undertaken for this play, performing a special ‘Pop-Up” version in remote areas of the country not serviced by a venue.

The Sapphires was first performed on stage in 2004 and was released as a feature film in 2012.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, it’s arts funding and advisory body.

For more information or to book tickets to this performance, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.