Sapphires sparkle on stage

Sapphires set to sing up a storm.

Rockhampton’s own Lorinda May Merrypor takes one of the starring roles in The Sapphires stage musical coming to Pilbeam Theatre on 8 September.

Lorinda plays Julie in the energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

The Sapphires is fast becoming one of Australia’s best-loved stories, and winner of multiple awards for film, musical play and soundtrack album.

The Sapphires, written and directed by Tony Briggs is the story 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.

A funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sang classic soul hits (performed live on stage) against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval.

Either sun entirely or part of medley – the musical features (Love is like a)Heatwave, He’s So Fine, Respect, My Boyfriend’s Back, I heard it Through the Grapevine, Stop in the Name of Love, Something’s Got a Hold on Me, Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine), Stop in the Name of Love, Chain of Fools and more.

When: Thursday, 8 September, 07:30pm – 09:40pm

Location: Pilbeam Theatre, Cnr Victoria Parade and Cambridge Street, Rockhampton City

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