The Sapphires' Quambatook visit postponed

Published on 06 June 2019

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This month’s performance of the stage show that was later adapted to the popular Australian movie, The Sapphires has been postponed.

Performance organisers and the show’s producers have been overwhelmed by the community’s support for the show, however changes to the stage set-up meant the Quambatook Memorial Hall could not accommodate this month’s show.

Initially scheduled to be held at the Quambatook Memorial Hall on Wednesday, 19 June, the performance will now be held at a later date this year as part of The Sapphires’ pop-up performance tour, which will take the stage show to smaller communities.

“Council is pleased to partner with the Quambatook Community Development Association to host this performance, which is the first time Council’s Arts and Culture program will hold a major performance in the town,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

The stage show, first performed in 2004 and became the basis of the popular 2012 Australian film that won 11 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, tells the story of four Aboriginal girls who learn about love, friendship and war as their all-girl group travels to Vietnam to entertain US troops during the height of the Vietnam War.

“We are looking forward to hosting The Sapphires, and we know the Gannawarra community is too as ticket sales were so high,” Quambatook Community Development Association Chairperson, Laura O’Dwyer said.

All tickets purchased for this month’s show will be fully refunded through their original point of sale. Online sales will be refunded through online ticket provider, whilst people who purchased tickets over the counter need to contact their place of purchase.

“Council thanks those who purchased tickets for the June show and I trust that the same level of support will be received for the show in Quambatook later in the year,” Mayor Learmonth said.


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