Video from the Musical ‘The Sapphires’
Directed by Wesley Enoch
Presented by Company B/Belvoir St Theatre and Black Swan Theatre
Written by Aboriginal playwrite, Tony Briggs, the story draws on the real experiences of family members whose roots are bedded in music and song. The real stories are threaded together and embellished by topical issues of the ’60s era to make a thoroughly entertaining play.
The Sapphires was originally commissioned by the Melbourne Theatre Company and performed at the Victorian Arts Centre. The first production starred Indigenous actors Debra Mailman, Rachel Maza, Ursula Yovich and Lisa Flanagan.
The current production is presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company and Company B Belvoir, and stars Christine Anu, Casey Donovan, Kylie Farmer and Holly Andrews.
“This is a great story, accompanied by some terrific dancing and singing, and directed by a shining star of the Australian theatre, Wesley Enoch, who directed the first highly acclaimed production of The Sapphires in Melbourne.”
Both productions have seen theatre goers across the country dancing in the aisles to the soul music of the swingin‘ ’60s.