Sydney Town Hall transforms into a tennis court with court-side seating for Sunshine Super Girl, a celebration of tennis legend Evonne Goolagong’s inspiring life story, told with signature dry Australian wit.
From whacking a ball against a tin wall in the small country town of Barellan, to winning 14 Grand Slam titles and becoming a household name, Goolagong’s story is a tale of triumph and an homage to hope for the future.
A pioneering legend of Australian sport, Goolagong was the first Indigenous woman to win a Grand Slam; the first mum in 66 years to win at Wimbledon; a player whose speed and power saw her overcome top-seeded players like Margaret Court, Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova.
Sunshine Super Girl is a remarkable life story told with humour and humility by creator and director Andrea James, that asks us to consider Australia’s future, the injustices of the past, and the part we can all play for the next ‘Goolagong’ waiting in the wings.
Runtime: 90 mins
Want to read the script? Visit Australian Plays to read Sunshine Super Girl until 26 January.
Fri 8 Jan at 7.30pm (preview)
Sat 9 Jan at 2pm (preview)
Sat 9 Jan at 7.30pm
Sun 10 Jan at 5pm
Tue 12 Jan at 7.30pm
Wed 13 Jan at 7.30pm
Thu 14 Jan at 7.30pm
Fri 15 Jan at 7.30pm
Sat 16 Jan at 2pm*
Sat 16 Jan at 7.30pm**
Sun 17 Jan at 2pm
*Captioned (via GoTheatrical app only)
** AUSLAN Interpreted performance
A Reserve Full Price – $69
A Reserve Concession – $62
Level 1 Full Price - $59
Level 1 Concession - $53
Restricted View - $36
+ booking fee
ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES
A Reserve Full Price – $79
A Reserve Concession – $71
Level 1 Full Price - $69
Level 1 Concession - $62
Restricted View - $36
+ booking fee
Please note that paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.
Hearing loops are located in The Centennial Hall (both Ground Floor and Gallery level) and the Lower Town Hall.
Accessible entry to the building is via the Druitt Street entrance (opposite the Queen Victoria Building) and all venues within the building can be reached by an accessible path of travel.
Audio Captioned Performance
There will be a captioned performance on Saturday 16 January at 2pm (via GoTheatrical app only).
Saturday 16 January at 7.30pm will be an AUSLAN Interpreted performance. Optimal seats for this performance are in rows F and G.
Service dogs are welcome at Town Hall, however, please inform staff prior to arriving at the building.
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guests are advised that this performance may contain images of people who are deceased.
Warning – this performance contains adult themes and swearing, flashing lights and haze.
Recommended for ages 12+
A strict lockout period applies. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Writer & Director Andrea James
Movement Director & Additional Choreography Katina Olsen
Composition & Sound Design Gail Priest
Lighting Design Karen Norris
Video Media Design Mic Gruchy
Set & Costume Design Romanie Harper
Dramaturg Louise Gough
Mentor Paige Rattray
Original Choreographic Concept & Initial Movement Direction Vicki Van Hout
Evonne Tuuli Narkle
Sunshine Super Girl is produced by Performing Lines and has been supported by Production Co-commissioners: Melbourne Theatre Company; Griffith Regional Theatre; QPAC; Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre; Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre; Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre; Geelong Arts Centre; The Art House – Wyong; Capital Venues and Events; and Country Arts SA.
Sunshine Super Girl has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; the Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation; the Blake-Beckett Trust; Moogahlin Performing Arts; Playwriting Australia through its Playwrights Retreat Program; and the generous support of Performing Lines’ donors.
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