After it’s 2010/2011 return season and tour, this production won
2010 Sydney Theatre Award
Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical
(Christine Anu)

1969. Vietnam. Bombs are dropping and the world is exploding in protest. Meanwhile back at the Tiki Club in St Kilda, four Koori sisters from country Victoria catch the eye of a big city talent scout with their Supremes cover band. But for the McCrae girls, the realisation of a lifelong dream to perform overseas isn’t quite what they had in mind. They’re off to sing for the troops on the front line.


Aljin Abella Wayne Blair Lisa Flanagan Deborah Mailman Rachael Maza Wayne McDaniel Christopher Pitman Ursula Yovich Musicians Roger Bergodaz Rob Bertles Simon Burke Sim Martin


By Tony Briggs Directed by Wesley Enoch Musical Director Peter Farnan Set Design Richard Roberts Costume Design Dale Ferguson Lighting Designer Matt Scott Choreographer Tony Bartuccio Stage Manager Tiffany Noack


Staged with clarity and assurance by Wesley Enoch and snappily choreographed by Tony Bartuccio, The Sapphires is an upbeat celebration powered by four truly engaging performers: Deborah Mailman, Ursula Yovich, Rachael Maza and Lisa Flanagan.

The Sydney Morning Herald