The Sapphires is a multiple award-winning musical play and film that is coming to the RPAC stage… for the first time

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 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.

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of 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 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.  

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Saturday 27 August - 8pm

Duration:     2hrs 10mins, including a 20 minute interval

Tickets

Early Bird Adult: $50.00
Early Bird Senior/Pensioner: $45.00
Student: $43.00
Group (10 - 17): $43.00

Ticket status

On Sale

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes

Suitability:

Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child

Booking fees:

$5 by phone and $6 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances

Early Bird pricing ends:

For Early Bird Tickets book before midnight on 3 Jul. After this date Adults $55 and Snrs/Pens $50.