Worawa To Put On Production of ‘The Sapphires’


A new production of the stage play of THE SAPPHIRES by Worawa Aboriginal College, with special guest narrator Rachel Maza, will be a night to remember in Melbourne on Saturday August 31.

Worawa Aboriginal College, a boarding school for Aboriginal girls, is headed by Lois Peeler, one of the original Sapphires, on whose story the smash hit film was based.

“The success of the play and the film of THE SAPPHIRES has been a huge inspiration to girls at College, many of whom are interested in a future in the arts.  The production, based on Tony Briggs’ stage play, is their opportunity to shine,” Ms Peeler said.

Ms Peeler said that the producers of the film of THE SAPPHIRES have lent the College the original costumes from the film.

The Worawa Aboriginal College SAPPHIRES SCHOOL PRODUCTION will be held on Saturday August 31 at 7pm at the Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood.  Tickets are $45 and include finger food, coffee and tea. Three of the ‘Original’ Sapphires and Writer of the stage play Tony Briggs will attend the event along with Rosemary Blight, Producer of the block buster film.

Worawa was founded by Aboriginal visionary Hyllus Maris in the early-1980s and provides a holistic education and boarding experience for Aboriginal young women in the middle years of schooling (Years 7 – 10) who come from Aboriginal communities across the country.

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For further information contact:  Worawa Aboriginal College

Email:     admin@worawa.vic.edu.au

Ph:          03 5962 4344