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The Sapphires set to shine at The Civic

11 March 2020

Locals will soon have the chance to see the acclaimed musical play The Sapphires live at The Civic Theatre.

Written and directed by Tony Briggs, this heart-warming Australian classic is inspired by the remarkable true story of Briggs’ mother. The play inspired the iconic 2012 feature film of the same name.

The sparkling stars of The Sapphires include Brittanie Shipway as Kay, Gamilaroi woman Jade Lomas-Ronan as Gail, Lorinda May Merrypor as Julie and Naarah as Cynthia.

The audience will be treated to an energetic and engaging live theatre performance full of comedy and romance set to some unbeatable soul music.

The musical tells the stories 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 classic soul songs for the troops and it becomes a life-altering trip to the depths of war and back again.

The Sapphires will be a funny, uplifting theatre experience that explores the realisation of dreams against the backdrop of social upheaval and landmark changes to Aboriginal rights.

Gunnedah’s Civic Theatre is hosting two performances of The Sapphires on Wednesday 25 March, 2020 – a matinee at 11:30am followed by an evening performance at 7pm.

Tickets are $45 and are available online at, in person at Gunnedah’s Visitor Information Centre, or the Gunnedah Shire Council Office.

There are limited seats available so book now to secure your seat.

Photo caption: The Sapphires are bringing some sparkle to Gunnedah on Wednesday 25 March.


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.