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22—24 Sep

Brisbane Festival, Channel Nine and Queensland Performing Arts Centre present

Sunshine Super Girl

Sunshine Super Girl

Before Ash Barty lifted the trophy at Wimbledon, there was Evonne Goolagong.

Queensland Premiere

A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne. Hers is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream. With the support of an outback farming town, Evonne rose to become the number one tennis player in the world and a household name by the age of 19. 

Evonne Goolagong’s heart-warming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country. 

This landmark new Australian work is written and directed by Yorta Yorta / Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!). With its distinctively Australian sensibility and humour, Sunshine Super Girl asks us to consider our nation’s future and the part we can play for the next ‘Goolagong’ waiting in the wings.

Sit Courtside

Experience the Playhouse Theatre like never before with on stage 'courtside' seating. For Sunshine Super Girl a tiered bank of seating will be installed onstage facing out into the auditorium.

Written and Directed by Andrea James
Produced by Performing Lines


Price

$50 - $65 + Booking Fee

Times

Matinee:
Sat, 1pm

Evenings:
Thu: 8pm
Fri, Sat: 7:30pm

Duration

95mins (no interval)

Where

Playhouse, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

50% Visual Content.

Assistive listening systems available

Important Info

Suitable for ages 12+

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guests are advised that this performance may contain images of people who are deceased.

Warnings: mild coarse language, adult themes, flashing lights & haze.

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Destined to become a legacy piece of Australian theatre.

Yaya Stempler
Sydney Festival

Sunshine Super Girl explores connection to country and community, while taking an unflinching look at poverty, adversity and racism in Australia. The story is told with plenty of heart, humour, charm and skill.

Bryan Andy
Witness

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How to get there

Playhouse, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Getting Here

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