The energy, fun and emotion of The Sapphires

Published on 02 August 2022


One of Australia’s best loved stories, and winner of multiple awards for film, musical play and soundtrack album, is headed to the Pilbeam Theatre.

The Sapphires, written and directed by Tony Briggs, is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of a group of four young Aboriginal women who like singing country music and suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The show features classic soul hits, performed live on stage.

Rockhampton’s own Lorinda May Merrypor plays Julie in this energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Also starring in the show is Jade Lomas-Ronan as Gail, Kaninna Langford as Cynthia, Chelsea Hawke as Kay, Oliver Wren as Dave, Tibian Wyles as Jimmy, Anthony Lim as Joe and Don Battee as Robby.

The Sapphires will be performed at the Pilbeam Theatre on Thursday 8 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now from the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office, phone 4927 4111 and online at

Produced by HIT Productions, The Sapphires is presented by Rockhampton Regional Council, and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The Sapphires is suitable for ages 7+.  Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language.