The Sapphires – Theatre for Schools | BREC

The Sapphires

Run Time 130 minutes inc interval
Price From $15 per student no bf
Presented By BREC & HIT Productions

Suitable for ages 7+
Teacher’s Resources Available

10 August 2019
7:30 pm

One of Australia’s most-loved stories.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale. It tells the incredible journey of four young women from regional Australia who love singing country music. They get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives, when they begin singing Motown soul hits.

Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War. Set against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval, inspired by the true story of writer Tony Brigg’s mother, The Sapphires is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

“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” Tony Briggs.

Warning! Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language.

Cast & Team

Producer Christine Harris and HIT Productions
Playwright & Director Tony Briggs
Musical Director Nathaniel Andrew
Set & LX Designer Mark Howett

Teacher’s Resources

An educational kit will be provided including classroom ready activities to help prepare students for the show.

Bookings & Enquiries can be made to BREC’s Education Team on email or phone 08 9792 31111.

“A gem of a play. Briggs mixes fact and fiction to lay bare and flesh out his celebratory tale which, though political in patches, is focused on the personal. The Sapphires is heartfelt and joyous. Superb.”

Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald