Written and Directed by Tony Briggs

The Sapphires is an award-winning musical play based on the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother.

One of Australia’s best-loved stories, The Sapphires has won multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. For this special national tour, writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of the story yet.

Set in the 1960s against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval, four young Yorta Yorta women are given the opportunity to change their tune, and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones and their powerhouse voices, the talented singers find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

This heart-warming Australian classic has it all - comedy, heart and romance together with unbeatable soul music. 

"Energetic, passionate, heartwrenching, uplifting, hilarious and engaging"
— Australian Stage



Lorinda May Merrypor


Jade Lomas-Ronan


Kaninna Langford


Chelsea Hawke


Oliver Wenn


Tibian Wyles


Anthony Lim

Robby/ Barman

Terry Yeboah

Writer & Director

Tony Briggs


Christine Harris - HIT Productions

Musical Director

Nathaniel Andrew

Assistant Musical Director

James Feagal

LX Designer

Mark Howett


Leonard Mickelo

Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Performance SAT 13 AUGUST 2022 - 8:00pm
Performance SUN 14 AUGUST 2022 - 2:00pm
Duration Approx. 140 mins (incl. interval)
Recommended for 7+ years Contains some adult themes, simulated warfare including gunshots/explosions and coarse language
Special effects This show features strobe lighting effects and haze, and electronic cigarettes


Full price $54.00
Concession $48.00 - A valid concession card must be presented/
Youth $35.00 - Aged 16 years and under
Group $46.00 - For 8 people or more, must be purchased in one transaction
Booking fee $3.50 - A one-off booking fee applies per transaction. This is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


Blue Mountains Theatre

106 Macquarie Road

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