What's on at The Potato Shed.....

What's on at The Potato Shed.....

41 Peninsula Dr Drysdale

From jeudi, juillet 18 2019 at 12:00 pm until vendredi, juillet 19 2019 at 02:00 pm

The Sapphires set to sparkle at The Potato Shed

For two big nights from 8pm Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July, The Sapphires, one of Australia’s best loved stories will debut at The Potato Shed.

The Sapphires is a multi-award winning musical play that inspired the hugely popular film of the same name. Written and directed by acclaimed Australian writer Tony Briggs, The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Brigg’s mother.

It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

Says Tony “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 and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces.”

This month also presents ‘Swansong’, the award winning mono-drama at 8pm on Friday 26 July. Meet Austin (Occi) Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way into adulthood in a dog eat dog world. Swansong speaks to anyone who has ever been denied a voice.

Morning Show Time this month presents at 10:30am on Tuesday 2 July, A Morning with Issi Dye – Part 2.

Contact the box office now to book your tickets on 5251 1998 or online at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed.