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

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