The Sapphires


2020 Theatre Season

Presented by Townsville City Council

The Sapphires is a heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother. Set in 1968 during landmark changes to Aboriginal rights, it tells the story of a singing group of four young Yorta Yorta women, discovered by a talent scout at St Kilda’s Tiki Club.

He convinces them to tour Vietnam to sing soul and Motown songs for the troops and it becomes a life-altering trip to the depths of war and back again.

Whilst ‘The Sapphires’ explores issues such as race, prejudice and pleas for acceptance, it is an energetic and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

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