Touring adaption of The Sapphires coming to Ararat

The Sapphires take to the stage in Ararat next Friday, with the story winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. It is currently on a national stage tour with Ararat locals treated to the show in their own backyard.

The play tells the story of four young Yorta Yorta female singers, with a sudden chance to change their lives. Armed with microphones and shiny uniforms, they try to spread joy whilst the Vietnam war rages around them.

The ‘funny, heart-warming tale’ inspired by a true story of writer-director Tony Briggs’ mother will be presented at Ararat’s Town Hall on Friday, showing the journey of the four Yorta Yorta women, from a backdrop of personal change to social upheaval.

“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie-going public,” Directer Tony Briggs said.

Briggs said this piece of work is the best telling of The Sapphires yet.

“I also hope the audience gets a sense of joy and an understanding of who Aboriginal people are, and walk away from The Sapphires with a smile on their faces,” he said.

Ararat Rural City Council Dr Tim Harrison said the show was sure to to be a sell-out and encouraged everyone to buy tickets on the Town Hall’s website.